Low-cost airline Germanwings' website crashes after flight crashes in Southern Alps

The website of  Lufthansa-owned low cost airline-Germanwings crashed today after reports emerged that the airline's Airbus A320 crashed in Alps region with at least 142 passengers.

The airline's website is currently down and unavailable.

 Low-cost airline Germanwings website crashes after flight crashes in Southern Alps

The Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed on Tuesday in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, French officials said. Eric Ciotti, the head of the regional council, said search-and-rescue teams were headed to the crash site at Meolans-Revels.

According to flight radar, the plane 'lost signal at 6,800 feet and was travelling from Barcelona to Dusseldorf when the plane losing signal around 40 minutes after it departed.. French President Hollande and PM Valls have both issued statements saying they "feared the death of 142-150 passengers" in plane crash.

Flight Radar has also stated that, Germanwings A320 D-AIPX is one of the oldest A320 with serial number 0147 and was delivered in Nov 1990.

A security source has told AFP, adding that there were about 142 passengers and six crew on board. The single-aisle A320 typically seats 150 to 180 people.

According to Airlive.net, The website for Germany's Düsseldorf Airport is seen with a message stating the service is unavailable as well.

The exact number of people on the plane, the complete extent of the casualties and what caused the crash is still uncertain.

Updated Date: Mar 24, 2015 17:39:11 IST