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Plane Carrying 150 People Crashes In The French Alps

| by Lisa Fogarty
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A passenger plane carrying 150 people reportedly crashed in the French Alps Tuesday morning.

Lufthansa's Germanwings Airbus 320 was carrying 144 passengers and six crew members, reports Reuters. The flight was headed from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, Germany, and likely was carrying a significant number of Germans, according to French President Francois Hollande.

(Debris from flight landed in Barcelonnette)

"The conditions of the accident, which have not yet been clarified, lead us to think there are no survivors," Hollande said, according to Reuters.

A spokesman for France's DGAC aviation authority reported that the crash happened in a remote area in southern France at the foothills of the Alps called Meolans-Revel that is difficult to access.

(This was the path of the Airbus A320 until it dropped off the radar)

The A320 is reportedly 24 years old. 

Airbus released the following statement on Twitter: "We are aware of the media reports. All efforts are now going towards assessing the situation. We will provide further information as soon as available." 

Source: Reuters

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