[Air crash] Airbus A320 Germanwings crashed in southern France

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Today, March 24, 2015, a new sad day for aviation. A low-cost Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in a mountainous area in southern France in the French Alps. The plane operated flight line 4U9525, on the route Barcelona - Düsseldorf, and had on board 150 people (144 passengers and 6 crew members). Among the passengers were 2 children.


Airbus A320 Germanwings took off at 10:00 (local time) from Barcelona, ​​Spain, and was due to land in Düsseldorf around 11:55 (local time). The plane reached cruising altitude FL380 at 10:27. Starting at 10:31, the aircraft began to lose altitude very quickly. According to information provided by Flightaware, the Germanwings A320 (D-AIPX) dropped by an average of up to 1219.200 meters per minute, from 11582.40 meters altitude (FL380 - 38 feet) to 000 meters (2072.640feet), the altitude at which it was lost. contact with the control tower, around 6800:10, 53 minutes after takeoff.

The plane is dropped in a mountainous area, hardly accessible to rescue crews! According to some statements made by the authorities, there are no survivors.

Photo: planespotters.net

Airbus A320 with registration D-AIPX he was 24 years old and 4 months old. Entered operational service on 5 February 1991, in the Lufthansa fleet. The aircraft was powered by 2 CFM56-5 engines. The last technical review was made yesterday, 23 March, in the Lufthansa hangars.

In the memory of the victims, Germanwings and Lufthansa changed their logo on social media. Condolences!

(The news is being updated)

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