Hollande: No survivors in passenger jet crash in French Alps

By on March 24, 2015


French President François Hollande delivering a statement about the plane crash in the French Alps (screenshot from BBC footage)
French President François Hollande delivering a statement about the plane crash in the French Alps (screenshot from BBC footage)

PARIS — French President Francois Hollande says no survivors are likely in the Alpine crash of a passenger jet carrying 148 people.

The Germanwings passenger jet crashed Tuesday in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, French officials.

Eric Ciotti, the head of the regional council, said search-and-rescue teams were headed to the crash site at Meolans-Revels.

The French newspaper La Provence, citing aviation officials, said the Airbus plane carried at least 142 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants