Germanwings tragedy: Killer co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’s girlfriend ‘pregnant with … – Scottish Daily Record
KILLER Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was to become a dad, it has emerged in the latest development following Tuesday’s plane crash tragedy.
The 28-year-old’s girlfriend, secondary school teacher Kathrin Goldbach, is pregnant with his child, according to reports in Germany.
Bild reports that Kathrin left Germany in the aftermath of the crash which killed 150 people thinking her fiance was one of the victims.
She then arrived in France to find he had been the perpetrator of mass murder.
It is believed that she told the pupils at the Gesamtschule in Krefeld, near Dusseldorf, where she works some time ago that she was ‘going to be a mum’.
She was said to be happy to share the news and looking forward to her new life as a parent – and even planned to marry Lubitz as they planned their future life together.
Although planning their lives, it is thought the couple had an on/off relationship over the past seven years and that Lubitz had been seeing another woman fairly recently.
Now she has to come to terms with the enormity of what he has done – and the stigma of carrying his child.
The lovestruck pair met as teenagers before he became a pilot while working together at a Burger King in his home town of Montabaur, according to reports in Germany.
They moved together to Dusseldorf and shared a flat after he qualified as a pilot around four years ago.
But his constant demands and desire to be ‘in control’ meant she was looking to move out, ending their relationship.
It is thought that may have ‘tipped him over the edge’ – and led to his plan for mass murder.
In a frantic bid to keep his girlfriend, Lubitz is reported to have splashed out thousands of pounds on buying two flash Audi cars – one of whjich arrived at his home just five days before the crash.
According to Bild, Lubitz controlling behaviour even extended to fast food and demands for toppings he would have.
Habib Hassani, who runs a pizza restaurant near Lubitz’s Dusseldorf home, said: “He was extremely particular about pizza toppings.
“He wasn’t interested in what was on the menu. It was often paprika, ham, onion and broccoli. He had to have it his way. He was compulsive about it.”
Lubitz showed increasingly erratic and controlling behaviour just weeks before the Germanwings crash that killed 144 passengers, four crew, Lubitz and the captain Patrick Sondenheimer.
Reports emerged that police searching the co-pilot’s flat had found a ‘small mountain of pills’ and he had apparently been refusing to take his antidepressants medication.
Miss Goldbach was said to be looking to move out when the tragedy happened as Lubitz even tried to tell her what to wear.
He also betrayed Kathrin with a five-month fling with a Germanwings stewardess conducted in cheap hotels.
News of the pregnancy comes after a chilling transcript of the black box recording was revealed .
In the recording, the pilot can be heard screaming at Lubitz “Open the goddam door.”
Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin gave a disturbing account of the cockpit voice recordings extracted from black box, with further details of their content emerging today.
He said Lubitz locked his captain out after the senior officer left the flight deck.
He added: “The intention was to destroy the plane. Death was instant. The plane hit the mountain at 700kmh (430mph).
“I don’t think that the passengers realised what was happening until the last moments because on the recording you only hear the screams in the final seconds.”
Referring to Lubitz, Mr Robin said: “He did this for a reason which we don’t know why, but we can only deduct that he destroyed this plane. We have asked for information from the German investigation on both his profession and personal background.”
Mr Robin said he had no known links with terrorism, adding: “There is no reason to suspect a terrorist attack.”