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No Poles identified on Germanwings flight

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Roberto Galea 24.03.2015 16:12
The Polish Foreign Ministry has said that there seem to have been no Poles on the fateful flight which crashed on Tuesday in the French Alps.

Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz has paid her condolences to the families of the passengers.

“On behalf of the Polish government and the whole of Poland, I would like to express my sincerest sympathy to the families of victims of the crash of the Airbus,” Prime Minister Kopacz told a press conference on Tuesday.

Sejm Speaker and former Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski also tweeted his condolences.

French President Francois Hollande has said that based on the “conditions of the accident, which have not yet been clarified, lead us to think there are no survivors.”

Photograph of D-AIPX, in a previous livery, in October 2003. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Germanwings Airbus A320 was flying en route from Barcelona to Düsseldorf with 144 passengers and six crew on board.

The location of the crash will make the rescue operation a long and difficult one, experts say.

Many of the passengers of the plane were from Spain, France and Germany, authorities have announced. At the time of reporting it was still unclear whether there were any Poles on the flight manifest.

The spokesperson for the Polish Foreign Ministry, Marcin Wojciechowski has said that Poland's foreign consulates are checking if any Polish nationals were aboard the plane. (rg)

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