Tragic news emerging in the last few minutes. It would appear that a German Wings A320 (D-AIPX) has crashed on route to Dusseldorf from Barcelona. Details are still very sketchy, but the plane appears to have crashed in Southern France in the French Alps which suggests access to the crash site could be difficult. 148 souls apparently on board. We can but hope they are safe but at this stage there appears to be little hope. Story now breaking on BBC
RIP to all of those lost, truly tragic.