Prosecutor: Germanwings Co-Pilot Contacted Dozens of Doctors

The co-pilot with a history of depression who crashed a Germanwings airliner into the French Alps had reached out to dozens of doctors ahead of the disaster, a state prosecutor said Friday — a revelation that suggests Andreas Lubitz was seeking advice about an undisclosed ailment.

Meanwhile, the families of 30 of the 150 people killed in the crash received long-awaited news that they will start receiving bodies next week. Others, however, will have to wait to receive remains or their loved ones’ belongings.

Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin, who is leading a criminal investigation into the March 24 crash that killed all 150 people on board Germanwings Flight 9525, told The Associated Press that he has received information from foreign counterparts and is going over it before a meeting with victims’ relatives in Paris next week.

In that closed-door meeting at the French Foreign Ministry on June 11, Robin will discuss his investigation and efforts to reduce administrative delays in handing over the victims’ remains to grieving families, his office said Friday. Those remains are still in Marseille, frustrating some families.