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Germanwings Flight GWI18G Crash

Postby buds » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:34 pm

Plane carrying 148 people crashes in French Alps; no survivors expected

Mar 24, 2015 7:17pm

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A plane carrying 148 people crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, AFP reported a civil aviation official as saying.

Germanwings flight GWI18G was flying from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany when the tragedy occurred.

The local La Provence newspaper said the Airbus A320 had two pilots, four cabin crew and 142 passengers on board.

French President Francois Hollande told reporters: "There are not thought to be any survivors."

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said: "The cause is at present unknown."

A spokesman for France's Directorate General for Civil Aviation​ said the airplane crashed near the town of Barcelonnette about 100 km north of the French Riviera city of Nice.

Germanwings is a budget airline owned by Lufthansa.

The airline had not confirmed the incident.

- See more at: http://www.tnp.sg/news/plane-carrying-1 ... mkO7W.dpuf

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Re: Germanwings Flight GWI18G Crash

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:50 pm

buds wrote:Plane carrying 148 people crashes in French Alps; no survivors expected
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Another Airbus disaster? :nailbite:

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Re: Germanwings Flight GWI18G Crash

Postby floppy » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:29 pm

A bad start to 2015 for the aviation industry.

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Re: Germanwings Flight GWI18G Crash

Postby sushi88 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:12 pm

Yes, another airbus and 16 students and 2 teachers on a school trip. :gloomy:

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Re: Germanwings Flight GWI18G Crash

Postby jetsetter » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:26 pm

And 2 babies;(

A320 again!

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Re: Germanwings Flight GWI18G Crash

Postby atrecord » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:03 am

The last ~12 mth have really been bad as far as civilian aviation is concerned.

Hope things will improve and flying will be safe again...

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Re: Germanwings Flight GWI18G Crash

Postby 12mum » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:41 am


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Re: Germanwings Flight GWI18G Crash

Postby janet88 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:58 am

Although some might say flying in a plane is safer than on the road, the number of aviation accidents seem to be frightening. More tragically would be a case like MH370...until now, it is a complete mystery.

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Re: Germanwings Flight GWI18G Crash

Postby ChiefKiasu » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:45 pm

There might be way fewer air accidents than road accidents, but the fatality rates are much higher.

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Re: Germanwings Flight GWI18G Crash

Postby starlight1968sg » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:46 pm

Somehow air travels are still relatively safer than road travels.
Note: another airbus :(

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