An aircraft operated by Lufthansa‘s Germanwings airline crashed in Southern France on Tuesday. All 150 people on board are feared dead, Reuters reports.
Germanwings confirmed its flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf crashed in the French Alps. Speaking on the tragic incident, French President Francois Hollande said:
“There were 150 people on board. The conditions of the accident, which have not yet been clarified, lead us to think there are no survivors. The accident happened in a zone that is particularly hard to access.”
According to reports, “a spokesman for France’s DGAC aviation authority said the airliner crashed near the town of Barcelonnette about 100 km (65 miles) north of the French Riviera city of Nice. A statement from the prime minister’s office said the crash happened in Meolans-Revel, a remote and sparsely inhabited commune in the foothills of the French Alps.”
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