Passenger plane crash in southern France

Flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf

An Airbus A320 of the Lufthansa subsidiary German Wings has crashed in southern France. According to the airline itself 144 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants were on board.

 Düsseldorf - Local french media reported today that a passenger plane crashed in the french alps en route from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. The plane was a Airbus A320 from the German Wings airline. About 150 passengers were on board.The French President Francois Hollande said that isn't likely that no survivors survied the crash till now, he also said that its a tragedy on our soil. The airline confirmed the crash.

The flight started in Barcelona at 10:01 with a delay of 35 minutes. In Düsseldorf the plane should have landed at 11:55 in Düsseldorf. On the website "flightradar24" it was seen that the airbus was initially on the level of 38,000 feet. The contact with the machine then stopped at 6800 feet. The airbus is one of the oldest of its type and was delivered in November 1990. In 1991, the crashed airbus had its maiden flight.

The Foreign Office has already established a crisis hotline (030 - 5000 3000) under which worried relatives can obtain information. The Dusseldorf Airport has set up a hotline at 0800-7766350 for the relavites. The hotline of German Wings can be reached under 030 5000 3000.


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