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Germanwings Jet Crashes In French Alps; Chances Of Survivors Slim

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Updated at 7:15 a.m.

A Germanwings jet with 142 passengers and six crew members on board has crashed in the southern French Alps, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said.

Valls said he fears those on board may be dead. French President Francois Hollande added: “The conditions of the accident suggest there would be no survivors.”

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve will visit the scene, Valls said.

The Airbus A320, one of the most popular planes in the world for short- and medium-haul flights, was traveling from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany. It disappeared from radar at 10:41 a.m. local time.

Germanwings, a budget carrier, is a subsidiary of the German carrier Lufthansa.

This is a developing story, and we will have more details as we learn more.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/03/24/395011737/germanwings-a320-crashes-in-french-alps?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news



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