Recovery Team Faces Difficulties in Finding Crashed Plane
It could be days before search crews reach the wreckage of Germanwings flight 9525.
The plane scheduled to fly from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, Germany slammed into the French Alps.
All 150 people on board are feared dead.
But that hasn't stopped crews from starting the search this morning.
And the find of a cockpit voice recorder could provide some clues soon.
Difficult and remote.
That's how crews describe this area of the French Alps.
It's steep and weather is expected to hamper crews.
"When you arrive on the site of the crash, you see almost nothing at all."
What is seen -- a plane practically disintegrated.
Bits of debris littered across the mountainside
Helicopter crews say what's left of the flight -- no bigger than a small car.
With every piece of the plane spotted -- the search for survivors evaporates.
Making the anguish for people who knew someone on board unbearable.
Friends and families gathered at airports trying to get word of what happened to their loved ones.
The passengers came from all over the world.
Including opera singers -- an Australian mother and her adult son -- and German students.
Friends of those students mourn at their school.
As the company mourns for all those lost
"Everyone at Lufthansa and Germanwings is currently deeply shocked and saddened by these events."
And with the shock comes questions.
What happened in the cockpit that caused the sudden change from a cruise to a descent?
Aviation experts say they are baffled.
Also unknown why a distress call wasn't sent.
“What were the pilots doing? And we just don't know."
Hopefully we will know soon.
Crews recovered a recorder known as the black box.
It's expected to share secrets of the pilots who now have been forever silenced.
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