BREAKING NEWS: Germanwings Airbus A320 came down in a remote mountainous region and the debris of the jet is reported to have been spread over an area of 100-200 metres. The plane was en route to Dusseldorf in Germany from the Spanish city of Barcelona when it came down in the middle of its flight at Meolans-Revels, between Barcelonnette and Digne.
Emergency services have not yet reached the site by road. However, it is believed that a rescue helicopter that managed to land nearby did not find survivors.
All those on board are feared dead after the aircraft plunged at 5,000ft per minute before crashing into a mountain.
Officials said the aircraft plummeted from 38,000ft to 6,000ft in less than eight minutes before it crashed.
A total of 144 passengers, including two babies, as well as two pilots and four cabin crew were on board the 24-year-old plane.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loves ones of the victimes
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