The German parliament holds a minute's silence in remembrance of 150 people who died when a Germanwings Airbus crashed in the French Alps. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
The German parliament held a minute's silence on Thursday (March 26) for the victims of a Germanwings plane crash that killed 150 people. President of the parliament Norbert Lammert asked deputies to stand in remembrance of the people killed, including 16 schoolchildren. Flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf operated by Lufthansa's budget airline ploughed into an Alpine mountainside on Tuesday (March 24) about 100 km (65 miles) north of the Riviera city of Nice. Germanwings said 72 Germans were killed in the crash, the first major air passenger disaster on French soil since the 2000 Concorde accident just outside Paris. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who had traveled to the crash site on Wednesday (March 25), joined ministers including Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Gabriel and deputy chancellor Sigmar Gabriel in the minute's silence.