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Germanwings Airbus A320 crash: 67 Germans citizens, children dead in crash

Germanwings Airbus A320 crash: 67 Germans citizens, children dead in crash

Germanwings Airbus A320 crash: 67 Germans citizens, children dead crash

BERLIN: Germanwings, a German low-cost airline based in Cologne, announced Tuesday that 67 German citizens, including students and children, were among victims of its Airbus A320 passenger plane crash in southern France earlier.

Sixteen students and two children were among victims, Germanwings, which is wholly owned by Lufthansa, said in a press statement, adding that the plane’s pilot had a previous experience in flying over 6,000 flights.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Education for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia Sylvia Loehrmann told the press today that the students were on a Spanish language exchange program between German and Spanish schools, and they were flying home after enjoying their times in Spain, expressing her deep sorrow for the death of those students who were under 16 years old.

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