Germanwings airliner crashes in French Alps

EUROPE, March 24: An Airbus A320 airliner has crashed in the French Alps between Barcelonnette and Digne, French aviation officials and police have said.

The jet belongs to the German low-cost airline Germanwings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa.

The plane was reported to be carrying 142 passengers and six crew members.

Both Airbus and Germanwings have said they aware of the reports but cannot yet confirm them.