Germanwings A320 Crashes In French Alps

A Germanwings’ A320 has crashed in the French Alps, French aviation officials have confirmed.

A Germanwings’ A320 has crashed in the French Alps, French aviation officials have confirmed.

The aircraft belonging to the Lufthansa low-cost subsidiary is reported to have crashed between Barcelonnette and Digne with 148 people on board.

Search and rescue teams have headed to the crash site which, according to French president Francois Hollande, is "particularly hard to access" and only accessible by foot.

The flight had taken off from Barcelona and was headed to Dusseldorf. According to sources quoted by French news agency AFP, the aircraft issued a distress call at 10:47 (09:47 GMT).

Hollande said: “The conditions of the accident, which have not yet been clarified, lead us to think there are no survivors. It is a tragedy on our soil."

Airbus and Germanwings have yet to confirm the reports but both have said they are aware of them.

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