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.


François Hollande, the French Prime Minister, has said that it is likely that there are no survivors. [Guardian, AFP]

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