Air disaster

Angela Merkel clears her schedule in wake of plane crash

Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cleared her schedule Tuesday after learning about the Germanwings plane crash in France that is said to have killed all 150 passengers on board. The flight left Barcelona for Dusseldorf before crashing in Southern France on Tuesday morning. At least 67 of the passengers were German, including 16 schoolchildren and two teachers. Merkel will visit the crash site on Wednesday. She said the accident “is a shock that puts us in Germany and the French and Spanish in mourning.” Merkel will be joined by German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier and Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt.

Read the full story at The Wall Street Journal.

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