Germanwings Airbus_A320 Crashes in Alps

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The foothills of the Southern French alps is the scene of a crash involving Germanwings flight 4U 9525 following a pilot-initiated Mayday emergency signal.

142 passengers and 6 crew members are thought to have been on the flight.

The crash took place in a remote area at approximately 2000 ft. altitude.

French President Hollande says survivors are unlikely.

Germanwings is the discount branch of Lufthansa.

Find full flight information at flightradar24

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/d-aipx/#5d42675

See the update: Germanwings Airbus Crash Update

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