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Lufthansa May Pay €275 Million to Families of A320 Plane Crash Victims

© REUTERS / Emmanuel FoudrotFrench gendarmes and investigators work amongst the debris of the Airbus A320 at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps March 26, 2015
French gendarmes and investigators work amongst the debris of the Airbus A320 at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps March 26, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Lufthansa is likely to pay €275 million to the families of those killed in the plane crash, operated by its low-cost subsidiary Germanwings. The amount reportedly exceeds usual insurance compensation amounts by two times.

The compensation to the families of those killed in the A320 plane crash on March 24, may amount to €275 million, German media reported.

The amount of insurance compensation was reportedly agreed upon last week, reaching record levels and exceeding the usual amount of compensation nearly two times. 

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In general, one would expect a compensation of one million US dollars per passenger. In this case, each family would receive €1.8 million euros.

Such a high sum indicates that insurers are expecting an expensive and long compensation processes. However, the representatives of Lufthansa airline have not yet commented on the issue.

The Germanwings Airbus 320, en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, crashed into a mountain on March 24, killing 144 passengers and 6 crew members on board. According to a French prosecutor, the most possible explanation of the tragedy was that the co-pilot locked the pilot out of the cockpit and intentionally crashed the aircraft.

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