Germanwings, Lufthansa offer statements about crash

The discount carrier and its parent airline promised updates on a Tuesday morning crash in southern France that officials feared killed all 150 on board.

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France’s civil aviation authority confirmed Tuesday morning that a Germanwings flight traveling to Dusseldorf from Barcelona crashed in southern France. All 150 passengers on board were feared dead.

Germanwings began tweeting about the news (in both German and English) as soon as there were even rumors of a crash:

INFO: We have recently become aware of media reports speculating on an incident though we still do not have any own confirmed information…

— Germanwings (@germanwings) March 24, 2015

… As soon as definite information is available, we shall inform the media immediately …

— Germanwings (@germanwings) March 24, 2015

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