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Passenger jet with 148 on board crashes in France

Paris

24-March-2015

An Airbus A320 of a German low-cost airline with 148 people on board crashed on Tuesday in southern France while flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, media reports said.

The aircraft, belonging to Germanwings, crashed around 11 a.m. in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in southern France, Xinhua reported citing BFMTV.

The ill-fated passenger jet was carrying 142 passengers and six crew members when the tragedy occurred.

Germanwings is the low-cost subsidiary of Germany's Lufthansa Airlines, Europe's largest carrier. - IANS