Transfer of the victims of Germanwings flight 4U9525 begins with a Lufthansa special flight

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Lufthansa MD11 lands in Dusseldorf on 9 June 2015 at 22:30 – Transfer to the relatives on 10 June – More repatriations will follow in the coming weeks until the end of June

Lufthansa is working with all its available resources to ensure the repatriation and transfer of victims of the Germanwings flight 4U9525 to the relatives in the originally planned schedule. To start off the repatriation flights, Lufthansa will arrange at short notice a special flight with a MD11 of Lufthansa Cargo from Marseille to Dusseldorf. The plane will take off from Marseille on 9 June at 20:50 and is expected at Dusseldorf at 22:30. There will be 30 coffins of the victims of flight 4U9525 on board.

The repatriation of the victims was initially scheduled for next week. At short notice, however, a delay had resulted due to regulatory requirements. The Federal Government Commissioner for the victims’ relatives had then turned immediately to the authorities and received assurances that preparations for repatriation could be made immediately.

After this first special flight to Dusseldorf, the other victims will be gradually transferred to their home countries in the coming weeks. The French authorities are working hard in order to create the formal conditions for the transfer of the victims as soon as possible. Lufthansa is in close contact with the relatives to ensure that the transfer of the victims is carried out according to the relatives’ wishes.

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Media Relations Lufthansa Group, 05.06.15

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