Commemorative plaque for Germanwings crash victims

Private inauguration on the 23rd of March

On the anniversary of the Germanswings plane crash in the French Alps a commemorative plaque will be put in place at Düsseldorf airport for the victims. According to a newspaper report the idea was provided by relatives of the crash victims.

 According to a newspaper report a year after the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps a commemorative plaque for the victims of the crash will be inaugurated at Düsseldorf Airport. The "Rheinische Post" reported on Wednesday that the plaque would be inaugurated at a private ceremony on the 23rd of March. The idea for this place of remembrance was provided by the families of the passengers and crew who died in the crash.

According to investigations the crash that took place on the 24th of March 2015 was caused by the copilot who was suffering from depression. All 150 people present on the plane died.

The report states that the commemorative plaque will be placed in the "Room of Quiet" in which the 17 victims of the fire catastrophe at Düsseldorf airport in 1996 are already being commemorated. The ceremony will also see the participation of counsellors. After the inauguration many of the families want to fly to Marseille on a special flight so that they can participate in a memorial service on the 24th of March at the sight of the plane crash in the French Alps.

© 2016 AFP

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