An Airbus A320 airliner has crashed in the French Alps between Barcelonnette and Digne, French aviation officials and police have said.
The jet belongs to the German airline German wings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa.
The plane had reportedly been en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and was carrying 142
passengers and six crew.
French President Francois Hollande said: "The conditions of the accident, which have not yet been clarified, lead us to think there are no survivors."
Mr Hollande said the crash was a tragedy and called for solidarity with the victims, adding that the area was very difficult to access.
He said he would be speaking shortly with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The plane issued a distress call at 10:47 (09:47 G M T), according to sources quoted by AFP news agency.
Search-and-rescue teams are headed to the crash site at Meolans- Revels, said regional council head Eric Ciotti.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said he had sent Interior Minister Bernard Caze neuve to the scene.
法国首相Manuel Valls称已经派内政部长Bernard Cazeneuve前往事发地点
The interior ministry said debris had been located at an altitude of 2,000 metres.
Both Airbus and German wings have said they are aware of the reports but cannot yet confirm them.
The Airbus A320 is single- aisle passenger jet popular for short- and medium-haul flights.
Pep pered_ ag nus
Holy shit. I've flown this route so many times.
A rian0 l0
Damn, this stuff is even scarier when it happens so close to you.. We can only hope for the best
Les tra tege
According to French president, there seems to be "no survivors"
l craze hoarse
Hoping for survivors, my heart goes out to the families. Here we go again with that horrible feeling. M H370 seems like yesterday.
Spence G A
My heart goes out to the families of those who are missing.
Nota a Cop
German wings airliner crashes in French Alps
Fuck i am flying today for the first time in my life....anxiety is off the charts
No Re morse
You'll be fine. You didn't read about the hund reds of people that died yesterday in cars, and hundreds that died the day before that, and before that.
Airline crashes make news, but that doesn't mean it's not safe, just sensational.
Fluo ride death
Every one talking about how much more dangerous it is in a car doesn't make me feel safer in a plane it just makes me more anxious in a car as well as the plane.
Drop bear8 l
Hoping for the best possible out come, but expecting the worst in that terrain. Those poor people and their poor families, my heart goes out to them.
I punched a monkey
Holy. shit. my girl friend nearly took that fucking flight. I'm in awe.