Update: Germanwings says 150 aboard crashed plane in France

Mar 24, 2015 6:50 AM by Cheryl Wengren

Airline Germanwings says there were 144 passengers and six crew aboard a plane that crashed in the French Alps.

Manager Oliver Wagner did not say whether there were any survivors and added it was not currently possible to give more information on how the accident occurred. "I promise that we will do everything to clear up the events thoroughly," he said. "We are endlessly sorry for what has happened."

Other officials have given slightly differing figures for the number on board.

The Airbus 320 crashed Tuesday morning during a flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, Germany. French President Francois Hollande has said no survivors are expected.

The Germanwings logo, normally maroon and yellow, was blacked out on its Twitter feed.

PARIS (AP) - French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') says no survivors are likely in the Alpine crash of a passenger jet carrying 148 people.

The Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed today in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Duesseldorf.

Hollande says the area of the crash is remote and it's not clear whether anyone on the ground has been hurt. Hollande says it's probable that a number of the victims are German.

France' Interior Ministry says debris from the crash has been located. He says the plane did send out a distress signal.


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