The plane crash in southern France was operated by Germanwings, the budget airline of Lufthansa. (Reuters)
An Airbus plane operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed in southern France on Tuesday en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, police and aviation officials said.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said he understood between 142 and 150 people were on board and feared dead.
“The cause is at present unknown,” he told reporters.
Written by Jean-Francois Rosnoblet/Reuters
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