VIDEO OF THE DAY: Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashes in French Alps With 150 People Onboard

Staff Writer

An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansa’s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525 is an accident," the airline said on Twitter. Helicopters spotted plane debris at an elevation of more than 6,500 feet in the mountains, French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said. Some bodies were seen around the plane. Flight 9525 took off from the Spanish airport at 9:55 a.m. local time, then sent a distress signal about 50 minutes later. It remains unclear what happened to cause the tragic crash.??