French Official: No Survivors In Alps Plane Crash04:55
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An Aerospatiale AS350 Ecureuil helicopter of the French National Gendarmerie is seen in Seyne, south-eastern France, on March 24, 2015, near the site where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps. (Anne-Christein Poujoulat /AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
An Aerospatiale AS350 Ecureuil helicopter of the French National Gendarmerie is seen in Seyne, south-eastern France, on March 24, 2015, near the site where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps. (Anne-Christein Poujoulat /AFP/Getty Images)

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says a helicopter has managed to land near where a passenger plane carrying 150 people crashed in the Alps — and has found there are no survivors.

A German airliner traveling from Barcelona to Dusseldorf crashed in the southern French Alps this morning, less than an hour after taking off.

Officials say they do not yet know what caused the crash. Emergency teams are organizing a rescue and recovery operation to get to the wreckage.

Greg Viscusi, a reporter for Bloomberg News in Paris, joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the latest in the recovery effort.

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This segment aired on March 24, 2015.

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