The girlfriend of Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the A320 Germanwings flight that went down in The Alps last week, is said to be carrying his baby.

Kathrin Goldbach, a German secondary school teacher, reportedly fled the country following the crash.

German newspaper Bild reported that Goldbach has told her pupils some time ago that she was due to become a mother.

Despite this, Golbach and Lubitz had an on/off relationship, having known each other since their teens, and were not a couple at the time of the plane crash.