Hull father tells of Alps pilot shock


Published: Friday 12th June 2015 by The News Editor

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The father of a Hull man killed in the French Alps air disaster has told of his shock over the latest revelations about the co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed the plane.

Paul Bramley, 28, who was studying hospitality in Switzerland, was one of three Britons who died in the tragedy in March. He had been holidaying with friends in Barcelona before flying back to the UK via Dusseldorf to see his family.

His father Philip Bramley, who lives in east Hull, was among the bereaved relatives who travelled to Paris for an update into the investigation into Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz.

It was revealed that Lubitz had seen 41 doctors in five years, but German law prevented anyone alerting his employers to his state of mind.

Mr Bramley says nothing could have prepared his family for the shock of finding out the crash was premeditated, and that Lubitz had seen so many doctors in recent years.

“Our only hope is that something can be done to stop anyone else from having to face what we and the other families have been through,” he says. “Everything possible must be done to ensure that anyone flying a plane is fit to do so.”

Evidence suggests Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane after locking the captain out of the cockpit.149 people were killed in the crash.

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Published: Friday 12th June 2015 by The News Editor

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