Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Germanwings A320 Crashes

Breaking News

A Germanwings flight has crashed in the French alps this morning and its believed that all 148 passengers and crew have died.

The Airbus A320, operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline, has came down in the southern French Alps not far from Digne les Bains during its flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.

Franch President Francois Hollande said there was likely to be "no survivors". The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the causes of the crash were not yet known.  "We of course don't know the reasons for the crash," he told reporters. "We obviously fear that the 142 to 150 passengers and crew died today, given the conditions of this crash."

The aircraft is believed to be 24 years old and took off at 0855 Zulu, climbed to its cruising altitude but at 0927 the aircraft started descend rapidly at 0945 the pilot sent a distress call before it crashed.   A total of 142 passengers, two pilots and four cabin crew, were on board the plane.

This breaking news story is ongoing.

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