Plane with 148 on Board Crashes in Southern France

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - An Airbus plane operated by GermanWings with at least 142 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants on board has crashed in the French Alps region.

Plane with 148 on Board Crashes in Southern France

La Provence, a regional newspaper, cited French civil aviation authorities for the number of people.

According to the paper, the airliner went down near Digne-Les-Bains in the Var area of Provence.

A French security source confirmed that the aircraft belonged to GermanWings, an affiliate of German airline Lufthansa, and was travelling between Barcelona and Dusseldorf.

The single-aisle A320 typically seats 150 to 180 people.

Airbus said it is aware of the reports of a crash but could not confirm, Al Jazeera reported.

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