Passenger jet with 142 on board crashes in France

Paris: An Airbus A320 of a German low-cost airline with 142 people on board crashed on Tuesday in southern France while flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, media reports said.

The aircraft, belonging to Germanwings, crashed around 11 a.m. in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in southern France, Xinhua reported citing BFMTV.

French newspaper Le Parisien reported that there were 142 people on board.