Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crashes in French Alps

Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crashes in French Alps

Flight 4U9525 crashed in French Alps carrying 150 passengers including six crew members feared dead.

The Airbus A320 was travelling between Barcelona and Dusseldorf and later it crashed near the small mountain village of Brarcelonette in the Southern Alps.
The plane crashed at 2,700, meters altitude in the Alps. According to the French search and rescue debris scattered over an area of 2 sq. km.

Airbus A320-211 was 24 years old, which made its first flight in 1990. Currently there are 6, 191 A320 aircraft in operation across the world. Gremanwings had been with parent Lufthansa group since 1991.

Initially it was reported that distress signal had been sent by the plane’s crew at 10.47 am local time after 45 minutes take off. Now reports from civil aviation authorities say there was no contact with the aircraft before it disappeared and the signal was sent by air traffic controllers.

Angela Merkel the Germany chancellor said she would travel to the crash site on Wednesday also said the crash had plunged Germany, France and Spain into “deep mourning”.

Zeal Sharma

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