Germanwings Airbus A320 crashes in French Alps with 150 people on board: latest

AFP Photo: Denis Bois

The search for clues and the bodies of the 150 people onboard the Germanwings plane will likely be hampered by harsh terrain in the remote French Alps and bad weather.

SUMMARY

  • Germanwings CEO gives provisional casualty data for each country: Germany: 72, Spain: 35, UK: 1, Netherlands: 1, Colombia: 1, Mexico: 1, Japan: 1, Denmark: 1, Israel: 1, Australia: 2, Argentina: 2, Iran: 2, Venezuela: 2, USA: 2
  • The co-pilot of a Germanwings jet that went down in the Alps appears to have crashed the plane deliberately, a French prosecutor says
  • He has been identified as Andreas Lubitz, a 28-year-old German citizen
  • Analysis of the flight recorder shows the pilot had been locked out of the cockpit and was calling on the co-pilot to let him back in
  • Passengers were not aware of the impending crash ‘until the very last moment’, the prosecutor said
  • All 150 people on board flight 4U 9525 were killed when the Airbus A320 smashed into a mountainside

Standby for updates.

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