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just on news, no more infos at the moment available

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142 Passengers allegedly
 
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reu...ashes-southern-France--police.html


Airbus A320 was carrying 142 passengers, two pilots and four cabin crew
 
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"(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.

The local La Provence newspaper said the Airbus A320 was carrying 142 passengers, two pilots and four cabin crew, citing aviation officials.

Germanwings and Lufthansa were not immediately available for a comment. Airbus had no immediate comment."


http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...us-lufthansa-idUSKBN0MK0ZP20150324
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Oh god help them.


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Just heard about it. No further News available. Just crashed in southern France from Barcelona.

Oh my dear the poor passengers and Crew. Sounds like a lot of dead People.

[Edited 2015-03-24 03:55:55]
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supposedly crashed in south France near Marseilles...
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Anyone in the flight path have any info on WX?
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https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/580319999887347712/photo/1

Reg was D-AIPX
 
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If FR24 data is correct the plane is D-AIPX
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According to Flightradar 24, registration is D-AIPX and it left BCN at 10:00am

Sad news  

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Sad and shocked...
Unconfirmed; D-AIPX, with 142 pax and 6 crew on board.
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Apparently in the 'Digne' Region near 'Trois Êchêves'

"Die Maschine der Fluggesellschaft German Wings soll in den Alpen in der Region Digne beim Bergmassiv Trois évêchés zerschellt sein."
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Confirmed by the DGAC (French civil aviation) and the local Police. A SAR plan is being launched now according to French newspaper Le Figaro
 
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Oh geez, hopefully someone survives...

I know some of their crews....   

What a shock...

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Weather is fine, no severe events in the region and no lightning.
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D-AIPX is a very old A320 from 1992 or so. Ex LH Bird.
 
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French Police reported two helicopters spotted the remains of the aircraft on the ground near Barcelonnette (France).
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Flight aware shows that the flight lost altitude rapidly but maintaining airspeed.
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The flight track looks like something has gone completely wrong... It descended into the Alps and then just disappeared.

Still hoping the best for all those involved, I can't believe this right now  Wow!  
Edit: I just read on the Guardian article that they allegedly sent a distress call about 10 minutes before disappearing from the radar

[Edited 2015-03-24 04:04:06]
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As per the FR24 track, It appears to be steady 10-minute descent from FL380.
 
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Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:00 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 17):
Oh geez, hopefully someone survives...

From FR24 it looks like rather direct track until LOS and loosing altitude steadily ..
Flying high and low
 
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Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:01 am

This was the last known position of the aircraft:

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CA22gl6VIAABvha.png:large

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D-AIPX was delivered to Lufthansa on the 5th of February 1991.

The A320 has an impeccable safety record... But this is the second accident involving the type in a few months.

It doesn't look good...
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I'm holding out hope for the families of those on board that there will be some survivors of this event. This is very tragic to say the least.

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Ouch. Noes.

My sincere and best wishes for the families and friends of those perished.



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Terrible news. My thoughts go out to family and friends.
Let's hope there are survivors.
 
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Germanwings Airbus A320 apparently has crashed in the southern France near Digny, about 30 miles south east of Marseilles, 142 pax/crew on board. Reports verifying debris. Was at cruising altitude prior to its crash. Weather normal, no serious issues.

[Edited 2015-03-24 04:03:37]

[Edited 2015-03-24 04:04:55]
 
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Hope all is well . Tragic!
Let's hope that speedy recovery is made.
 
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Sad news. Just watching it on Sky News.
 
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Quoting CO764 (Reply 9):

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/580319999887347712/photo/1

Reg was D-AIPX

Early example. 24.3 years old.

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Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 19):

D-AIPX is a very old A320 from 1992 or so. Ex LH Bird.

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Slow and steady descent towards mountainous terrain, and not squawking 7700?
 
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Sad news to hear... hope for some survivors but will have to wait and see...

Far to early to speculate on what happened, guess some more news to follow...
 
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Oh my goodness poor people! Its not often that we hear about crashes in Europe!
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Did they make any contact to ATC prior to crashing?
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Oh god ... Not again  
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Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 1

Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:06 am

The FR24 data is interesting. Once it hit the coast, it dropped from cruising altitude and speed (but not precipitously or loss of track, but still a somewhat aggressive 3000fpm descent) until the track ends at 09:42 at 6800', at about 370kt, with no significant deviations from the flight path. That's really got me wondering what happened there. Seems an IFE would have had them try to land in Marseille.
 
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RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 1

Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:06 am

Damn. I've flown Germanwings BCN-DUS a number of times. This hits very close to home, literally.
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RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 1

Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:06 am

Strange flightpath according to FR24, does not look like a dive, but more like a steep descent with almost constant speed.

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RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 1

Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:07 am

The Germanwings website is currently down... Either overloaded or they have taken it down due to what has happened.
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RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 1

Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:07 am

Quoting CyberEntomology (Reply 41):

The FR24 data is interesting. Once it hit the coast, it dropped from cruising altitude and speed (but not precipitously or loss of track, but still a somewhat aggressive 3000fpm descent) until the track ends at 09:42 at 6800', at about 370kt, with no significant deviations from the flight path. That's really got me wondering what happened there. Seems an IFE would have had them try to land in Marseille.

That's what shocked me also watching the data. Plane doesn't change course, loses altitude at a constant rate.

Will be interesting to see what contact was made, as 10 minutes seems to be enough time to advise the control tower, unless there was a decompression and the crew/pax were unable to make contact.
 
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RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 1

Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:08 am

Aircraft was D-AIPX. Delivered 29.11.90

PlaneLogger: D-AIPX - Germanwings A320
 
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RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 1

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"Germanwings declared emergency at 1047 local, descending from FL380 to 5000 feet, says French DGAC"

As per Reuters Twitter account (https://twitter.com/ReutersAero)
 
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RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 1

Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:10 am

Quoting SwissA330 (Reply 15):
Apparently in the 'Digne' Region near 'Trois Êchêves'

La Provence:
Précisions sur le lieu
L'avion s'est écrasé dans le massif de l'Estrop, un haut-lieu de randonnée dans le massif des Trois-Evêchés.

Crash site location information.
The plane crashed in the mountains of Estrop, a high place of hiking in the mountains of Three Dioceses.

http://www.laprovence.com/article/ac...s-les-alpes-de-haute-provence.html

This is some very very sad news this morning.
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Dusseldorf Airport Website seems to be offline?

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