Germanwings Airbus A320 Crash – Families ‘Must Come First Following Tragedy’

Aviation Lawyers Explain Key Flight Procedures and Call For Clarity Regarding Flight’s Eight-Minute Descent

26.03.2015

Specialist aviation lawyers have urged that the families of those killed in the Airbus A320 crash in the French Alps this week are cared for in the aftermath of the tragedy, while calling on authorities to release an interim report about the accident circumstances at the earliest possible opportunity.

All 150 people on board the Germanwings-operated aircraft were killed in the crash involving Flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Dusseldorf on Tuesday morning (March 24th), with the aircraft reported as crashing into the mountains following the eight-minute descent from cruise altitude.

Search and rescue operations are now underway in the region, with authorities confirming that German nationals, Spaniards, Australians and at least three Britons were killed in the tragedy. The cockpit voice recorder from the plane has been taken to Paris by investigators for examination, with reports suggesting that one of the two pilots on board the flight left the cockpit and was unable to get back in.

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Aviation Law team represent injured victims and the families of those killed in major air accidents across the globe, helping them to not only gain access to vital financial support but also campaigning for flight safety improvements.

The experts have represented families of many fatal aviation disasters including the families of those killed in November 2008 in France following the crash of an Airbus A320 aircraft operated by XL Airways Germany. All passengers and crew were killed in that incident.

If you would like to speak in confidence to an expert regarding this accident, or any other aviation incident you were involved in, visit our Germanwings Flight 4U-9525 page for more information or alternatively our Air Accident Claims page.