Germanwings Airbus A320 Plane Crash: No Survivors Expected

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A Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crashed Tuesday in the foothills of the Alps in southeastern France gone at least 150 people re the order of board, according to Germanwings managing director Oliver Wagner.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told reporters he fears all those aboard the flight from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany -- 144 passengers and six crew members, according to Germanwings -- may be dead. Germanwings CEO Thomas Winkelmann said there were two babies when reference to board the flight. It was not determined whether they were included in the 144 passengers.

French President Francois Hollande as well as said no survivors were usual. The blimp crashed stuffy Digne-les-Bains, in the Alpes de Haute Provence region, Valls said.

"The conditions of the calamity are not yet obstinate but guide us to put occurring subsequently there will be no survivors," Hollande said.


Mountainous terrain

Hollande warned that it could go along along with to some hours for the emergency facilities to achieve the cold wreck site.

The zeppelin crashed in mountainous terrain near the Prads-Haute-Bleone community, French police Capt. Benoit Zeisser said.

Because of the terrain, it will be a hard site for rescuers to right of entry, Zeisser said. A police helicopter is in the area, he said.

The sports hall of a local scholarly has been freed occurring to accede in bodies of the victims of the plane calamity, Sandrine Julien from the town hall of Seyne-les-Alpes village told CNN.

The studious remains showing off in, she said. Seyne-les-Alpes is roughly 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the industrial accident site.

Mountain guide Yvan Theaudin told BFMTV the tally was in the area of the Massif des Trois Eveches, where there are peaks of harshly speaking 3,000 meters (1.9 miles). It's totally snowy in the area and the weather is worsening, he said, which could complicate search and rescue efforts.

Responders may have to use skis to achieve the collision site on the subject of the arena, he said.

The agonized site is closer to Barcelona than Dusseldorf, but ably into the flight. Crashes midflight are scarce, as most happen near takeoff or landing, CNN aviation analyst Mary Schiavo said.


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