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THE GERMANWINGS CRASH

Disaster: A rescue helicopter flies over wreckage of a Germanwings Airbus A320 plane that crashed between the towns of Barcelonnette and Digne in the French Alps. All 150 people on board - including two babies and 16 children from the same German school - are presumed dead
German official: High school group on crashed Germanwings plane; Spanish school says 16 students involved »



I remember the crash of TWA Flight 800.. I was 16 at the time (and all conspiracy and missile theories aside) that result from that crash was traumatic to my area in Pennsylvania. On Flight 800:  The town of Montoursville PA was ‘in a daze’ after a number of high school kids died on that plane (Source: USA TODAY, 1996)

I would imagine the same ‘daze’ will be happening in whatever school these kids were from—teenagers who were lucky enough to get a chance to see some new parts of the world and now after this tragedy, have perished from our earth..

Germanwings Flight 4U9525: Airbus A320 plane crashes in French Alps en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf »


There was NO mayday..
The plane dived for 8 minutes
NBC news is reporting that at least on black box has been recovered..

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