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Investigators arrive at Germanwings A320 crash site

Lufthansa has sent a team of pilots and technical experts to the site where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed yesterday, to support the air accident investigation effort.

The safety pilot at Lufthansa's mainline operation, his counterpart at the budget subsidiary, an aircraft software expert from the group's IT division and a maintenance engineer have arrived at the location near the commune of Barcelonnette in the French Alps, said Germanwings chief executive Thomas Winkelmann during a press conference in Cologne today.

Along with representatives of Airbus and German air accident investigation authority BFU, they will support the probe led by French agency BEA. Yesterday, rescue teams retrieved the aircraft's cockpit voice recorder.

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BEA has shared images of the jet's CVR

Germanwings has arranged for tomorrow two special flights from Dusseldorf and a service from Barcelona for families of victims to travel to the site of the crash, in which 144 passengers and six crew members were killed.

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