Airbus A320 crashes in France, 148 passengers on board feared killed
An Airbus A320 plane operated by Germanwings carrying 142 passengers and six crew members crashed on Tuesday in the southern French Alps according to security sources
Paris: An Airbus A320 plane carrying 142 passengers and six crew members crashed on Tuesday in the southern French Alps, President of France confirmed, according to TV reports. There are no survivors expected, he added.
A Airbus A320neo takes off from France. AFP Photo used for representational purpose
One of the sources said the plane belonged to Germanwings, an affiliate of German airline Lufthansa, travelling between Barcelona and Dusseldorf. The single-aisle A320 typically seats 150 to 180 people.
The plane crash in the French Alps was confirmed by General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The jet crashed in the Upper Bléone Valley, Le Provence wrote. Emergency services are currently heading to the disaster zone.
According to unconfirmed reports, there had been 'a loss of radar' of Germanwings flight GWI18G.