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Airbus A320 crashes in France, 142 passengers on board

D-AIQF-Germanwings-Airbus-A320-200_PlanespottersNet_516551Paris: An Airbus A320 plane carrying 142 passengers and six crew members crashed on Tuesday in the southern French Alps, security sources said.

One of the sources said the plane belonged to Germanwings, an affiliate of German airline Lufthansa, travelling between Barcelona and Dusseldorf. The single-aisle A320 typically seats 150 to 180 people.

The plane crash in the French Alps was confirmed by General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The jet crashed in the Upper Bleone Valley, Le Provence wrote. Emergency services are currently heading to the disaster zone.

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