Germanwings still not unveiled the final list of passengers
Germanwings has contacted so far with 104 families of the victims of the A320 that crashed on Tuesday in the French Alps with 150 people aboard, and is working to make contact with other 27 families. In a press conference in Cologne, has pointed out that the victims include 72 Germans and has spoken of 35 Spanish – although the Spanish Government has given the provisional figure of 51 victims Spanish-, as well as citizens of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Mexico and Netherlands. The French authorities have expressed their bewilderment because they have not disclosed the final list a day after the accident.
The managing director of the low-cost German
, Oliver Wagner, has explained at a press conference in Cologne, where the central core of the subsidiary company of Lufthansa, which is still provisional information. Also indicted that among the passengers were travelling people with dual nationality, so it works with the Foreign Ministry German to try and verify their nationals.
At the same time, in Paris, foreign, Laurent Fabius, French Minister has reiterated that “Germany and Spain are the countries most affected” and pointed out that, at least, there would be citizens of the 13 mentioned nationalities. Also highlighted the fact that there is a definitive list of passengers 4U9525 flight a day after the tragedy and that it has no firm data.
Airlines tend to have two registers, the reservation or purchase and what remains after the boarding, which are precisely matched to determine who were aboard. The German company argues that first they want contact with the families of all the victims.
The French Prosecutor, meanwhile, said that it expected this Wednesday have knowledge of the results of the first analysis in the black box. The Minister of the Interior of France, Bernard Cazeneuve, reported this morning that the black box of the crashed Airbus of Germanwings is very damaged.
Refusal to fly
“Work day and night to clarify what happened. We are grieving, we are in a State of shocked,”said Wagner, after explaining that Germanwings understands perfectly the refusal by some employees of the airline to fly through the emotional state in which are found. “We are a small family,” added.
The directors reported that the company chartered special flights to the South of France, from Dusseldorf and from Barcelona, to move to the relatives of the victims, both passengers and crew members, who will be offered psychological help.
An “inexplicable” fall
On the other hand, the Chief Executive of Lufthansa, Carsten Spohr, has ensured that Germanwings aircraft A320 was “technically irreproachable”, despite 24 years in service, as “inexplicable” the fall suffered by the aircraft in the French Alps.
“It is inexplicable that this has been able to happen to an aircraft free of technical problems and with an experienced trained Lufthansa pilot,” told reporters Spohr, who did not want to speculate on the cause of the accident, according to French media collected.
Reiterated the Chief Executive of Lufthansa, as did yesterday, both Lufthansa and Germanwings to reimburse the expenses of travel and accommodation of those relatives who want to move to the point of contact in France which provides updated information about the plane crash occurred in the Alps.
Sphor, who has visited the area of the accident, said that the company is “in a deep mourning”. “To see the site of the accident was horrendous,” he added.