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Mental Health Information Centre - Southern Africa

How Pilots Are Screened for Depression and Suicide

While it’s not clear exactly why Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into a French mountainside, the black box from the cockpit raises questions about whether mental health issues were involved, and how aviation officials identify and monitor the mental health of pilots.



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In partnership with:


University of Stellenbosch
South African Medical Research Council
University of Cape Town