A passenger aeroplane operated by German airline Germanwings -- Lufthansa's low-cost division -- has crashed in the Alps in southern France. The Airbus A320 crashed close to the mountain village of Barcelonette during a flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.
The French TV station iTele reports that there are at least 142 passengers and six crew members were aboard. Newspaper Le Figaro reports that crew made a distress call at 10.47am before disappearing from radar at around 11.20am.
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