'No survivors expected': Germany-bound jet carrying 148 crashes in French Alps

An Airbus A320 plane has crashed on Tuesday in the southern French Alps, security sources said. The plane was believed to be carrying 142 passengers, two pilots and four crew members. French rescue have reported spotting the wreckage in the Alps after the plane disappeared from radar at around 11 a.m. GMT. One of the sources said the plane belonged to Germanwings, an affiliate of German airline Lufthansa, traveling between Barcelona and Dusseldorf. French search and rescue teams are already en route to the site, and police helicopters report seeing wreckage. The plane was traveling between Barcelona and Dusseldorf.

No survivors are expected in this plane crash.

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The plane issued an emergency “7700” squawk to air traffic control before disappearing from radar. Germanwings, the budget affiliate of Lufthansa, says it has no information about the crash.