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Data that is know of crash of the Airbus A320 in the French Alps

Travelling 150 persons, 144 passengers and 6 crew members. Most of the victims, 67, of German nationality and at least 51, Spanish.


The flight was carrying a group of adolescents German exchange student, two babies, and among the passengers there are Turkish citizens, two Australians, two Colombians, two Moroccans, two Mexicans, one Belgian, one Dutch and one Israeli;a family of Kazakhstan-marriage and one son- and two US citizens.

The causes are unknown. The French Executive does not rule out any hypothesis, including the terrorist.

It has been found one of the two black boxes. The box contains the conversations of the pilots of the plane and also the housing of the second.

It was the flight 4U 9525 Germanwings, the budget airline owned by Lufthansa, was en route from Barcelona – Düsseldorf.

The pilot had been working for Lufthansa and Germanwings more than 10 years and had more than 6,000 hours of flight with Airbus

The plane took off to the 10.01 hours from Barcelona, 26 minutes late.

At 10.45 hours, reached the height of 38,000 feet of a regular flight.

The 10.46 plane begins to lose altitude and falls into an eight-minute.

The plane fell at a speed of between 3,000 and 4,000 feet, about 900 and 1,200 metres per second.

To the 10.53 hours, lost contact with the French air traffic control, when he was at an altitude of 6,000 feet, about 1,800 meters. Seconds later occurs the impact.

It crashed 100 kilometers Northwest of Nice, near the municipality of Prads-Haute-Bleone, in the massif of the Trois Evêches, in the Alpes de Haute Provence.

Weather conditions were optimal, with dry weather and a completely cloudless sky all morning, weak, or virtually nil, and wind without any dangerous cloud in sight, according to Meteo.

Hours after the disaster, helicopters that overflew the area located remains of the fuselage and sighted “some bodies” of the victims.

Rescue teams to reach a “inaccessible by road” area near the town of Prads-Haute-Bléone, in the department of Alpes de Haute Provence.

Relatives of the victims traveling to the area of the accident, as well as authorities in some of the affected countries.

It is the deadliest aviation accident in France since 1981.

The A320 is the emblem of the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus aircraft. 6.191 these aircraft operate in around the world.

March  24, 2015, EFE/ Practice Spanish

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