Crashed Germanwings Jet Was Carrying 150 People, Lufthansa Confirms

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG has confirmed that a Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf has crashed in the French Alps with 150 people on board. Flight 4U 9525 was carrying 144 passengers and six flight crew, the German owner of low-cost carrier Germanwings said in a post to Twitter. "If our fears are confirmed, this is a dark day for Lufthansa. We hope to find survivors," the company's chief executive, Carsten Spohr, said on the Twitter feed. A high number of Germans were among the travelers, authorities in Berlin told The Wall Street Journal, while a preliminary passenger list showed 45 Spanish names.

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