Posted By RichC on March 24, 2015
Early in the day I wondered why French President François Hollande was so quick to say that he expected no survivors in the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 … after seeing the debris field photos in the afternoon, I understand why (below). Sure seems like a suspicious crash considering the reliability of this Airbus A320 commercial airline workhorse – 6000 built, 3000 fly everyday.
An Airbus A320 flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf with 150 passengers and crew on board crashed in a remote, hard-to-reach region of the French Alps on Tuesday, in the worst air disaster in France in more than three decades.—
“The conditions of the accident suggest there are no survivors,” French President François Hollande said in a brief televised address.
Flight 9525 reached an altitude of 38,000 feet at 10:45 a.m., or 44 minutes after takeoff, and a minute later began an eight-minute descent before crashing, Germanwings Chief Executive Thomas Winkelmann said.
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