150 Killed in Plane Crash in Alps


german-wings-alpsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashed Tuesday morning in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard, according to the airline. The Airbus A320 carried 144 passengers (67 German nationals, as well as two babies), two pilots, and four crewmembers.

Germanwings’ CEO said at a press conference that the flight descended for eight minutes from an altitude of approximately 38,000 feet until it crashed. It is unclear if pilots sent a distress call, but the French civil aviation authority said it could not reach the pilots as it followed the plane’s descent on radar.

The Airbus A320 underwent routine inspection yesterday and recieved its last major inspection in summer 2013. Photos of the crash site taken from a helicopter show debris strewn across a wide area. Read ,more at The Guardian.

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