The Germanwings Flight 9525 debris field is gutwrenching

Posted By 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.

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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 flight operated by Germanwings, a budget airline whose parent company is Deutsche Lufthansa AG, went down near Méolans-Revel, a small village of 300 surrounded by steep mountains.

“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.

more at WSJ LINK


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