Airbus A320 crashes in France, 150 killed

A family member of a passenger killed in Germanwings plane crash reacts as he arrives at Barcelona’s El Prat airport March 24, 2015. (Reuters)

An Airbus A320 plane operated by Germanwings, an affiliate of Lufthansa, crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board.

Germanwings confirmed its flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf went down with 144 passengers and six crew on board.

The airline believed there were 67 Germans on the flight. Spain’s deputy prime minister said 45 passengers had Spanish names. One Belgian was aboard.

Also among the victims were 16 children and two teachers from the Joseph-Koenig-Gymnasium high school in the town of Haltern am See in northwest Germany, a spokeswoman said.
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