[Air crash] Airbus A320 Germanwings crashed in southern France
Today, 24 March 2015, a sad new day for aviation. An Airbus A320 aircraft of the Germanwings low-cost company crashed in a mountainous area of southern France in the French Alps. The aircraft operated the 4U9525 line flight, on the Barcelona - Düsseldorf route, and had 150 persons (144 passengers and 6 crew members on board). Among the passengers were 2 children.
Airbus A320 Germanwings took off at 10: 00 (local time) from Barcelona, Spain, and was due to land at Düsseldorf around 11: 55 (local time). The plane reached cruise altitude FL380, at 10: 27. Starting with 10: 31, the aircraft started to lose altitude very quickly. According to information provided by Flightaware, A320 (D-AIPX) Germanwings averaged up to 1219.200 meters per minute, from 11582.40 meters altitude (FL380 - 38 000 feet) to 2072.640 meters (6800feet), the altitude at which it was lost contact with the control tower, around 10: 53, at 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.
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)