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An Airbus A320 with 142 passengers and six crewmembers has crashed in Digne region, southern France, media reports say. The jet, which belonged to Germanwings low-cost airline, was flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf.
A plane A320 linking Barcelona to Dusseldorf crashed Tuesday morning between Barceloneta and Digne (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence). The apparatus of Germanwings company, a subsidiary of Lufthansa , took off at 10 am from Barcelona.
142 passengers were on board by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. It disappeared from radar screens an hour after leaving the Catalan city.
originally posted by: ragsntatters
a reply to: maddy21
I think the airlines may be cutting costs and not maintaining the planes properly in the interest of the bottom line. They're probably also hiring average pilots at a pittance. Weather looks good enough out there. Currently weather is clouds and sun and it's about noon there. Suspect many people on board were young backpackers so am extra saddened that they have been snuffed during their prime
EDIT: Distress call was recieved however French PM says ''no survivors expected'', must've been bad
The French Gendarmerie , the wreck of the device seen from helicopters. The plane of Germanwings is 2700 meters . The site is according to French media therefore very difficult to access.