A plane operated by the budget carrier of Germany’s Lufthansa crashed in a remote area of the French Alps Tuesday, killing all 150 on board in the worst plane disaster in mainland France for four decades.
France’s junior transport minister said there were “no survivors” from the crash of the Germanwings Airbus A320, a low-cost subsidiary of Lufthansa, in a remote part of the Alps that is extremely difficult to access.
Civil aviation authorities said they lost contact with the plane, which was carrying 144 passengers and six and declared it was in distress at 10:30am (0930 GMT).“The distress signal showed the plane was at 5,000 feet in an abnormal situation,” said Alain Vidalies, minister of state for transport.
Germanwings said 67 Germans were believed to have been on board while Spain said 45 people with Spanish sounding names were on the flight.
Rescuers struggled for hours to reach the rugged crash site,but no one on board Germanwings Flight 9525 from Barcelona to Dusseldorf had survived the horrific crash.