Germanwings plane crashes in Austria

Dusseldorf, Austria (AP) A Germanwings jetliner crashed into a mountain near the Austrian Alps early Sunday, killing all 75 people on board.

The jetliner’s tail section came off during the crash.

A total of 80 people are being treated in the emergency room at a hospital in Dussel, near the city of Wurzburg, the Duschdeutsche Zeitung reported.

There were no survivors.

The pilot, who had been parachuting from the cockpit, had been on the phone with a passenger when the crash occurred, according to the newspaper.

The plane crashed about 40 miles north of Vienna, near a ski resort in the mountains near the town of Breda.

The accident occurred in the area where the ski resort is located.

The National Safety Board has said that all 81 people on the plane were from a flight originating from Barcelona.

It has said the jetliner went down at an altitude of around 5,000 feet (1,200 meters), according to a statement from the National Safety Council.

The airline’s German head, Johannes Muench, said on Twitter that he would travel to Austria to offer his condolences.

He said the crash was a “very sad event.”

Muench also tweeted a photo of a woman carrying a bag on her shoulder.

He wrote that he was “heartbroken.”

The National Security Council said it was also looking into the crash, but added that authorities were working to establish whether the aircraft was in the right place at the right time.

The crash occurred around 1:30 a.m. local time (2:30 p.m GMT).

The plane was flying from Barcelona to Berlin when it crashed.

The Germanwings airline has been plagued with safety problems for years, but a series of safety failures and poor maintenance in recent years has caused the airline to struggle with a dwindling supply of pilots.

In June, a Germanwings flight that had been carrying passengers from Barcelona landed in the southern city of Hamburg.

The flight crew, including the pilot, had made several mistakes in training that led to an emergency landing in the Italian city of Graz.

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.