A passenger airplane operated by German airline Germanwings — Lufthansa's low-cost division — has crashed in the Alps in southern France.
The Airbus A320 crashed close to the mountain village of Barcelonette during a flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf. The French TV station iTele reports that there are at least 142 passengers and 6 crew-members were aboard. Newspaper Le Figaro reports that crew made a distress call at 10:47am before disappearing from radar at around 11:20am.
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