A plane traveling from Barcelona, Spain, to German city of Dusseldorf with 148 people aboard crashed in the region of Digne, in the French Alps, and there are no survivors.
the French President Francois Hollande confirmed in a speech published by the newspaper Le Figaro that "no survivors" after the fall of the aircraft.
"the Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve went immediately to the place," added the president, who explained that the accident is a "zone of particularly difficult access."
the plane that carried out the tragedy, which according to the French daily was 24 years old, was an Airbus A320 of the low-cost carrier Germanwings, a subsidiary firm Lufthansa, which was carrying 142 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants.
the aircraft disappeared from radar screens in the Alpine region of Haute Provence and crashed near the town of Barcelonnette, as he said the agency Europa Press.
Meanwhile, according to information provided by the French radio station Europe 1, two helicopters from the Gendarmerie confirmed to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) which was located the device near Prads- Haute-Bléone, between Digne-les-Bains and Barcelonnette.
the specialized web Flightradar24 , which tracks flights, lost signals from the plane at 7:39 (when Argentina) when flying at an altitude of 6,800 feet (about 2,000 meters).
Germanwings is the low-cost subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, which was founded in 1997 and began operating in 02.
This airline operates to over 100 destinations in Europe, north Africa and the Middle East and the Iberian Peninsula reaches nine cities: Barcelona, Bilbao, Jerez de la Frontera, Madrid, Malaga, Valencia, Faro, Lisbon and Oporto, in addition to Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca.
This is the first crash of an airliner on French soil in 15 years, when in July 00 fell Concorde in Gonesse, near Roissy, recalled Le Figaro .