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Germanwings Plane Carrying 148 People Crashes In The French Alps

Tue, March 24, 2015 9:05am EDT by Lauren Cox 1 Comment
Germanwings Plane Crash French Alps
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When a Germanwings flight carrying at least 148 people from Spain to Germany tragically and unexpectedly crashed in the foothills of the French Alps, the French President revealed that they are not expecting to find any survivors. So sad.

French President Francois Hollande, 60, delivered devastating news to the friends and family of passengers and crew members who were flying on the Germanwings flight from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany on Tuesday, March 24: there are likely no survivors. The plane, which reportedly sent a distress call only 44 minutes after taking off, crashed near Digne-les-Bains, in the Alpes de Haute Provence region, the French Prime Minister confirmed in an official statement.

Germanwings Plane Crash In The French Alps — So Sad

“The conditions of the accident are not yet clear but lead us to believe there will be no survivors,” President Hollande said in a statement confirming that a Germanwings Airbus A230 plane carrying at least 148 people tragically fell out of the sky and crashed in the Alps, reports CNN.

The identities of the 142 passengers and 6 crew members who were on board when the plane went down have yet to be released.

Unfortunately, the terrain of where the plane crashed is making it difficult for rescue teams to search the site and extract any bodies they manage to uncover. A local school for children aged 11 to 14 has freed up it’s sports hall for use, and helicopters have been employed to pick up bodies and bring them back to the hall which is just 6 miles from the tragic crash site.

Our thoughts are with the passengers and crew of the Germanwings flight, as well as their devastated friends and family.

— Lauren Cox