FRENCH ALPS PLANE CRASH KILLS 150
150 people have died in a plane crash in the French Alps overnight.
The Lufthansa operated Germanwings flight was headed from Barcelona Spain to Dusseldorf when it went into an 8 minute descent, crashing into the French in the French Alps.
The plane had reached a height of 8000 feet then dropped before being lost off the radar at 6000 feet.
Spanish president says there were 45 Spanish citizens on board.
16 children and 2 babies are among the dead. The schoolchildren had been on an exchange trip.
An airline spokeswoman said "For the time being, we say it's an accident. there's nothing more we can say right now. Anything else would be speculation."
The captain had flown with Lufthansa for 14 years.
Anyone concerned about family or friends is urged to call the Department of Foreign Affairs hotline on 02 6261 3305