NEGLIGENT?

Pilot School Sued Over Germanwings Crash

The families of the Germanwings crash victims are suing an Arizona flight school where the co-pilot was trained. The suit accuses the Airline Training Center of Arizona (ATCA) of negligence for failing to properly screen Andreas Lubitz. Lubitz, who struggled with mental-health problems for years, locked the captain out of the cabin of the Airbus A320 before crashing the plane into the French Alps last March, killing all 150 people on board. Investigators discovered a doctor had urged Lubitz to admit himself to a psychiatric hospital weeks before the crash, but his employer was never alerted. Lubitz attended ATCA, which is owned by Germanwings’ parent company Lufthansa, from 2010 to 2011. A spokeswoman for Lufthansa said the suit had “no chance of success.”