Airbus sends experts to France plane crash site

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Last Known position of German Wings flight 4U9525 at 9.40 GMT (3.10pm IST) before it vanished from the radars. Photograb courtesy Flightradar24 Photo: IANS
Last Known position of German Wings flight 4U9525 at 9.40 GMT (3.10pm IST) before it vanished from the radars. Photograb courtesy Flightradar24
Photo: IANS

Paris, March 24 (IANS) European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has said it was sending experts to the French Alps where an A320 plane operated by a low cost German airline crashed, killing 150 people on board, on Tuesday.

“An Airbus go-team of technical advisors will be despatched to provide full assistance to French BEA in charge of the investigation,” Airbus said, according to Xinhua.

The plane crashed in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in the southern French Alps around 11 a.m. while flying from Barcelona in Spain to Duesseldorf in Germany.

In operation since 1991, the plane had accumulated approximately 58,300 flight hours during some 46,700 flights, Airbus said in a comunique, pledging to make “further factual information available as soon as the details have been confirmed and cleared by the authorities for release”.

Airbus also offered condolences to the victims’ families.