Regulators to Review Pilots After Germanwings Crash

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday announced that a joint government-industry group will review how the agency monitors the mental health of commercial pilots and will make recommendations within six months. The move came some two months after a pilot allegedly crashed a Germanwings flight in the French Alps deliberately, raising concerns about how regulators screen pilots for mental illness. The FAA said that the new Pilot Fitness Aviation Rulemaking Committee will examine methods used to evaluate pilots' emotional health as well as the barriers to reporting any issues. It added that the committee's meetings will not be open to the public.