Flight 4U 9525 crashed in the French Alps between Digne and Barcelonnette. The flight travelling from Barcelona to Dusseldorf has no survivors. There were several Spanish citizens, Opera singers and their families, and 16 German students coming home from study abroad on the 150 passenger plane. The flight was conducted by Germanwings, which is owned by Lufthansa.
The pilot sent out no distress signal as the plane descended down to its rapid crash. Bruce Robin, a prosecutor from Marseille said, "The body of the plane is in a state of destruction, there is not one intact piece of wing or fuselage.” Although the reason for the crash is unknown, officials say it is not linked to terrorism and most likely caused by mechanical errors. The pilot has worked for the airline for 10 years and has always been seen as trustworthy. Investigators are still working on piecing together more flight information from the in-flight recordings and the “black box” in the plane.
It seems as though plane crashes are popping up more frequently in the news. With this in mind, should there be more regulations to an already heavily regulated industry? Will people stop flying on airplanes in fear of a deadly crash? What would that mean for the air travel industry?