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Germanwings flight 4U9525 crashes in southern France

Digne-les-Baines, France - A Germanwings Airbus A320 with 150 people on board went into an eight-minute descent before it crashed in a remote snowy area of the southern French Alps on Tuesday, according to the company's CEO.


March 24, 2015
By Thomson Reuters

Thomas Winkelman told reporters that the plane started to descend shortly after it reached its cruising altitude following takeoff from Barcelona. 

French President Francois Hollande said he believed none of those on board the A320 had survived, while the head of Lufthansa spoke of a dark day for the German airline.

Cologne-based Germanwings confirmed its flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf crashed in the French Alps with 144 passengers and six crew members on board. | READ MORE