State Department: Three Americans killed in Germanwings crash

State Department: Three Americans killed in Germanwings crash
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Three Americans were on the Germanwings Airbus that crashed Tuesday in the French Alps, the State Department said Wednesday. The CEO of Germanwings said earlier in the day that only two Americans were on the flight, which went down en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, Germany, with 150 people on board.

Also Wednesday, search crews found the housing for the second of the plane's two black boxes, though they did not yet recover the flight data recorder it contained. Investigators on Tuesday retrieved the first black box, which held the flight's audio recorder, and are working to retrieve and decipher its information.

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