Berlin: A Germanwings plane carrying 150 people is reported to have crashed in the French Alps during its flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf.
The Airbus A320 flight 4U 9525 is assumed to have crashed down between Digne and Barcelonnette.
According to the official report there are no survivors in the crash.
Among the passengers, 16 were German pupils returning from an exchange trip.
A recovery team is reported to have reached at the accident site, in the remote mountain valley.
During the search operations conducted after the accident, the flight recorder of the plane could be found out.
Interior minister of France said that the cause of the crash is not yet reported and the plane had not sent any distress signal during its eight-minute descent.
German-wings is a low-cost airline group running by Germany’s main flight carrier Lufthansa.
The popular airlines have an excellent safety record till this time.
On knowing the news of the dreadful accident, French, Spanish and German leaders have expressed great shock.
Bruce Robin, a prosecutor from Marseille, told news agency that he had made an assessment of the wreckage site from a helicopter.
The body of the plane is found to be destroyed totally. There is not one intact piece of wing or fuselage.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was also flown over the crash site and described the accident site as “a picture of horror”.
As per the belief of officials, 67 of those aboard the plane were German citizens while forty-five of the passengers were from Spain.
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