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Germanwings Airbus A320 crashes on French Alps, 150 onboard likely dead

24 March 2015

An Airbus 320 aircraft of Germanwings on a flight from Barcilona in Spain to Dusseldorf in Germany crashed in the French Alps, possibly killing all 150 people, including 67 Germans and 45 Spanish citizens, on board.

French police who arrived at crash site said no survivors were left in Germanwings Airbus A320 crash.

According to Germanwings CEO Oliver Wagner, ''There were 144 passengers and six crew members (150 people overall) on Tuesday's doomed Germanwings flight  4U 9525.

Wagner did not say whether there were any survivors. However, he said that it was not currently possible to give more information on how the crash occurred. "I promise that we will do everything to clear up the events thoroughly. We are endlessly sorry for what has happened," he added.

''I express deep sorrow for the family members of the deceased passengers,'' Wagner said during a press conference. 

Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said, "Our thoughts are with those fearing that their loved ones are among the victims".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she will travel to French crash region on Wednesday.

Spanish King Felipe cancels his state visit to France following the crash.

Expressing condolences, French President Francois Hollande said, ''Want to thank the emergency services provided during the crisis situation.''

"It will take some hours for the emergency services to reach (the) crash site," said Hollande.

"If our fears are confirmed, this is a dark day for Lufthansa. We hope to find survivors," tweeted Lufthansa, Germanwing's parent airliner group.

 ''Crash of the Germanwings flight is extremely unfortunate. We share the sorrow & pain of the families of those on board,'' Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

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