Germanwings crash investigators urge reporting of crew mental health issues


Investigators probing the Germanwings air crash have called for new world rules requiring medical professionals to warn authorities when a pilot's mental health could threaten public safety.

Flight 9525 from Barcelona to Dusseldorf crashed in the French Alps on March 24 last year, killing 150 people including three Britons.

An earlier report found evidence suggesting co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who had previously been treated for depression, deliberately downed the plane after locking the pilot out of the cockpit.

French air accident bureau BEA has now published its final report on the crash, urging new rules on medical reporting about pilots.