In wake of Germanwings crash, study sheds light on pilots and depression

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New research finds hundreds of airline pilots worldwide are likely flying while depressed. A Harvard University study found some pilots even reported having suicidal thoughts.

The study was launched after the Germanwings crash last year in the French Alps. A co-pilot intentionally crashed his plane, killing himself and 149 others.

The study used a questionnaire commonly used to identify depression, and comes as both the FAA and its European counterpart are stepping up efforts to address mental health issues in the wake of the Germanwings crash. But researchers believe there’s more work to do, reports CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave.

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Sully Sullenberger
Sully Sullenberger
Captain "Sully" Sullenberger has been dedicated to the pursuit of safety his entire adult life. While he is best known for serving as Captain during what has been dubbed the "Miracle on the Hudson," Sullenberger is a safety expert, speaker, and author. He currently serves on the U.S. Department of Transportation's Advisory Committee for Automation in Transportation, and still flies privately.

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