The French authorities and the Lufthansa have cancelled the ceremony due to the risk of Infection by mutual agreement.

Instead, a wreath-laying ceremony and a minute’s silence in the smallest circle are planned.

the cancellation of The memorial ceremony is very difficult to please, said a spokesman of Germanwings ‘ parent company Lufthansa on Friday evening. “But the families accept the decision that was inevitable.” Because in France, a curfew has been imposed, gatherings are officially banned.

the memorial also falls elsewhere from

The Germanwings machine from Barcelona to Düsseldorf was on 24. March 2015 in the French Alps crashed. The official investigation report says that the apparently under depression-suffering Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz piloted the Airbus A320 intentionally against a mountain. All 150 people aboard were killed, including 72 German and 50 Spanish.

Among the dead were 16 students and two teachers from the Joseph-king-gymnasium in North Rhine-Westphalia, Haltern am see. Also in the city in the North of the Ruhr area, the originally planned memorial celebration is cancelled due to the pandemic.

Instead, Digne-les will be held in the Alpine town of Bains in the vicinity of the crash instead of an Ecumenical mass. In front of the commemorative stele in the place of the mayor, François Balique, and mayor Bernard Bartolini from the neighbouring village of Prads-Haute-Bléone want to lay down Vernet afterwards, a wreath and a minute’s silence hold.

Great expectations on the memorial

in Front of the Corona-crisis there had been a great expectation of the members in respect of the fifth year day, the German Consul General in Marseille, Clarissa Duvigneau. Now any of the larger commemorative events, however, are possible. “It’s sad, but you understand the situation.” (SDA)


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