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A helicopter flys over the scattered debris of the Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crash in the French Alps. 150 people were killed after the plane crashed from Barcelona on its way to Dusseldorf.
Wreckage was strewn across the Alps. The plane crashed at an altitude of 6,550ft in Meolans-Revels.
Part of Flight 4U 9525, which was carrying 144 passengers and six crew.
A helicopter hovers above the crash scene, a remote area of the French Alps.
Reporters videotape a rescue helicopter taking off from Seyne-les-Alpes, France, to search for the victims.
The plane's descent lasted eight minutes as radar and air traffic control contact broke off.
The French civil aviation authority said the plane itself did not send a distress signal but a distress alert was implemented by air traffic controllers.
A student lights a candle in front of the Joseph-Koenig Gymnasium in Haltern, western Germany. 16 school children and two teachers from Haltern were among those on board.
Candles sit on a paper reading "in silent memory, class 9a/9c" in front of the Joseph-Koenig Gymnasium in Haltern, western Germany.
The German and European Union flags hang at half mast in memory of the victims, in front of the Federal Chancellery in Berlin.
Rescue workers work on debris at the plane crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France.
The voice data recorder of the Germanwings jetliner was recovered and will be analysed by investigators.