I was trying to write a blog this morning but I cannot get my head wrapped around the news that the Germanwings flight was deliberately crashed.
These are the victims.
However, what we do know about Lubitz is that the 28-year-old was from Montabaur, a town in the district seat of the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, according to a local flight club.
The LSC club, where he was a member, posted a death notice on their website naming him. “Andreas became a member of the club as a youth to fulfill his dream of flying,” it said.
"The members of the LSC Westerwald mourn Andreas and the other 149 victims of the disaster. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the victims of all nationalities."
The captain of the doomed Germanwings plane has since been named as Patrick Sonderheimer by the same flying club, which said he had completed more than 6,000 flying hours on A 320 aircraft.