DFA: No Filipinos reported on board crashed Germanwings plane
MANILA, Philippines—No Filipinos were reported on board the ill-fated Germanwings plane carrying 150 people that crashed Tuesday in a remote area in France, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.
“As of now, no Filipino is reported to be on board the plane according to our Embassy in Paris,” DFA spokesperson Charles Jose said in a text message.
Germanwings officials have said that the plane carried 144 passengers and six crew members but did not give a breakdown of the passengers’ nationalities
A black box has been recovered from the scene and pulverized debris of the plane were scattered across Alpine mountainsides.
The Airbus A320 operated by Germanwings was less than an hour from landing in Duesseldorf on a flight from Barcelona when it went into a rapid descent. ID