EU wants pilot screening after Germanwings crash

All airline pilots should undergo psychological screening
New European Union guidelines released following the Germanwings crash recommend that all airline pilots should undergo psychological screening and release details of medical visits to a proposed European database.
In March, a young co-pilot locked himself in the cockpit and deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane into the Alps, killing all 150 people on board. The co-pilot had suffered severe depression and may have feared losing his job, triggering his destructive act of suicide.
European Union Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc ordered the review. A task force led by the EASA, Europe’s aviation safety regulator, also wants random drugs and alcohol testing of pilots and more control of doctors responsible for pilots’ medical checks. The EASA has also recommended there should always be two people in the cockpit.
Reuters


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