Breaking News: Germanwings Airbus A320 airliner has crashed in the French Alps between Barcelonnette and Digne carrying 148 on board, French aviation officials and police have said. The jet belongs to the German low-cost airline Germanwings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa.

The plane had reportedly been en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and was carrying 142 passengers and six crew. Both Airbus and Germanwings have said they aware of the reports but cannot yet confirm them.

German official said, “Most victims are German” and that the area of the crash was remote area in the French Alps.
“It’s a tragedy on our soil,” he said, adding he would be speaking shortly with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

German and French aviation officials will be arriving on site of the Germanwings plane crash site in France for investigation.

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