French rescue workers have discovered a flight recorder from the Germanwings A320 jetliner, which crashed in the in the French Alps on Tuesday.
French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, has confirmed the finding of flight recorder from the crashed Germanwings plane, which was earlier reported by several media outlets, including BFM TV and Le Monde.
Earlier, parliamentarian Christophe Castaner, who arrived at the crash site, told France Info radio that it wasn’t yet clear, which of the two black boxes was fond – the one that stores the negotiations of the crew or the one that records the technical parameters of the flight.
An Airbus A320 with 144 passengers and 6 crew members crashed in mountainous Digne region in the south of the country.
The plane, which belongs to Germanwings low-cost airline, was on its way from Barcelona in Spain to the German city of Dusseldorf.
The airplane crashed in a remote area near the town of Barcelonnette, some 100 km north of the French Riviera city of Nice.
None of the passengers and crew has survived the crash in the French Alps, local police said.
“The priority task for the gendarmes, who arrived at the crash site, was to try to finding survivors of plane crash. Unfortunately, as of this moment, we have to state that there have been no survivors in the crash,” David Galtier, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region’s police chief, said during a press-conference.
The airplane crashed in a remote area near the town of Barcelonnette, some 100 km north of the French Riviera city of Nice. There were citizens of Germany, Spain, Belgium and Turkey aboard.