Germanwings Flight 4U 9525
POPULAR AIRBUS 320, TRAGIC 2ND CRASH IN FOUR MONTHS
The Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 goes down near the Alps in France, as stated by the French civil authority. They received the crew distress signal @ 10.47 am GMT), 46 minutes after take-off. The crash site has been found by investigators at around 6,500ft in the Alps. Eric Mauger eyewitness near the scene saw the plane flying ‘oddly low’ over mountains. The access to the crash sites will be “very difficult” and that the area, normally covered in snow, is currently dry.
Some other reports state “We are the nearest to the catastrophe and we saw and heard nothing. As the crow flies it is not far, but we saw nothing, not even smoke.”
The aircraftcarried144 passengers and six crew members on board. According to the report, FrenchPresident Francois Hollande does not expect any survivors and expresses his solidarity to the families of the victims.
The last A320 to crash was AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which was flying from Surabaya to Singapore in December, killing all 162 people on board.
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