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    According to company’s managing director, Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps has caused a severe financial crisis for the airline.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik)  The Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps has caused a severe financial crisis for the airline, said Oliver Wagner, the company’s managing director on Monday.

    “It is our most severe crisis,” Wagner said at the press-conference in the German city Kohln.

    He added that over 325 Germanwings employees had been sent to the crash site in the French Alps to assist families of crash victims.

    Wagner stressed that about 90 relatives of crash victims had been accommodated in the hotel InterContinental Marseille in France.

    “A family assistance center for about 90 family members of the crash victims will be set up in the hotel in Marseille,” Wagner said, adding that 32 Kenyon Disaster Human Service specialists will be working in the center.

    Meanwhile, Dusseldorf police created a special investigation team named “Alps” comprised of about 100 criminal police officers to investigate the Germanwings plane crash, Rheinische Post reports on Monday.

    The team will be responsible for investigating the motives of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz who is believed to have intentionally crashed the plane, as well as identifying the 70 German citizens who died in the accident.

    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.


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