Leaders Pay Special Visit To The Germanwings Crash SiteAfrican News, Europe, Latest News, News, World News Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Some leaders including the German, Angela Merkel, French Francois Hollande and Spanish Mariano Rajoy have visited the scene of Tuesday, Germanwings plane crash.
During the visit, the leaders were briefed on their mission at the crash site of the Airbus A320 – flight 4U 9525 flying from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, but came down after an eight-minute rapid descent.
Germanwings Chief, Thomas Winkelmann pointed out that 72 of the 144 passengers were German citizens, including 16 pupils who were returning from an exchange trip, but added more updating was still in progress.
Similarly, the United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond confirmed that three Britons were on board. Other nationals, (victims) were from Australia, Argentina, Iran, Venezuela, the US, the Netherlands, Colombia, Mexico, Japan, Denmark and Israel.
In the meantime, one of the “black box” recorders has been recovered at the site near Digne, while the plane’s cockpit voice recorder had equally been found, by a helicopter team Tuesday.
The device was said to have been damaged, yet French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve confirmed it could still provide information.
In the same vein, the French Transport Minister, Alain Vidalies corroborated that if voices had been recorded, the investigation would proceed quickly.
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