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Families of Germanwings victims gather in Alpine village to bury unidentified remains

  • Families of Germanwings victims release white balloons after an homage ceremony  in front of a stele, in Le Vernet, French Alps, Friday, July 24, 2015. Families of those killed in the Germanwings crash are in the Alpine village where the plane went down to commemorate the dead and bury unidentified remains. Friday's ceremony in Le Vernet takes place exactly four months after the co-pilot is believed to have intentionally crashed the Airbus 320 into a nearby mountain, killing all 150 people on board. The town sub-prefect, Patricia Willaert, estimates 300 family members are attending. Most of the dead were German and Spanish. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    Families of Germanwings victims release white balloons after an homage ceremony in front of a stele, in Le Vernet, French Alps, Friday, July 24, 2015. Families of those killed in the Germanwings crash are in the Alpine village where the plane went down to commemorate the dead and bury unidentified remains. Friday's ceremony in Le Vernet takes place exactly four months after the co-pilot is believed to have intentionally crashed the Airbus 320 into a nearby mountain, killing all 150 people on board. The town sub-prefect, Patricia Willaert, estimates 300 family members are attending. Most of the dead were German and Spanish. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)  (The Associated Press)

  • A stele, a stone slab erected as a monument, set up in the area near where a Germanwings aircraft crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, French Alps, Friday, July 24, 2015. Families of those killed in the Germanwings crash are in the Alpine village where the plane went down to commemorate the dead and bury unidentified remains. Friday's ceremony in Le Vernet takes place exactly four months after the co-pilot is believed to have intentionally crashed the Airbus 320 into a nearby mountain, killing all 150 people on board. The town sub-prefect, Patricia Willaert, estimates 300 family members are attending. Most of the dead were German and Spanish. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) Friday's ceremony in Le Vernet takes place exactly four months after the co-pilot is believed to have intentionally crashed the Airbus 320 into a nearby mountain, killing all 150 people on board. The town sub-prefect, Patricia Willaert, estimates 300 family members are attending. Most of the dead were German and Spanish. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    A stele, a stone slab erected as a monument, set up in the area near where a Germanwings aircraft crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, French Alps, Friday, July 24, 2015. Families of those killed in the Germanwings crash are in the Alpine village where the plane went down to commemorate the dead and bury unidentified remains. Friday's ceremony in Le Vernet takes place exactly four months after the co-pilot is believed to have intentionally crashed the Airbus 320 into a nearby mountain, killing all 150 people on board. The town sub-prefect, Patricia Willaert, estimates 300 family members are attending. Most of the dead were German and Spanish. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) Friday's ceremony in Le Vernet takes place exactly four months after the co-pilot is believed to have intentionally crashed the Airbus 320 into a nearby mountain, killing all 150 people on board. The town sub-prefect, Patricia Willaert, estimates 300 family members are attending. Most of the dead were German and Spanish. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)  (The Associated Press)

  • Families of Germanwings victims pay homage in front of a stele, in Le Vernet, French Alps, Friday, July 24, 2015. Families of those killed in the Germanwings crash are in the Alpine village where the plane went down to commemorate the dead and bury unidentified remains. Friday's ceremony in Le Vernet takes place exactly four months after the co-pilot is believed to have intentionally crashed the Airbus 320 into a nearby mountain, killing all 150 people on board. The town sub-prefect, Patricia Willaert, estimates 300 family members are attending. Most of the dead were German and Spanish. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    Families of Germanwings victims pay homage in front of a stele, in Le Vernet, French Alps, Friday, July 24, 2015. Families of those killed in the Germanwings crash are in the Alpine village where the plane went down to commemorate the dead and bury unidentified remains. Friday's ceremony in Le Vernet takes place exactly four months after the co-pilot is believed to have intentionally crashed the Airbus 320 into a nearby mountain, killing all 150 people on board. The town sub-prefect, Patricia Willaert, estimates 300 family members are attending. Most of the dead were German and Spanish. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)  (The Associated Press)

Families of those killed in the Germanwings crash are in the Alpine village where the plane went down to commemorate the dead and bury unidentified remains.

Friday's ceremony in Le Vernet takes place exactly four months after the co-pilot is believed to have intentionally crashed the Airbus 320 into a nearby mountain, killing all 150 people on board. The town sub-prefect, Patricia Willaert, estimates 300 family members are attending. Most of the dead were German and Spanish.

French prosecutors say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the pilot out of the cockpit, then set the aircraft on its doomed course.

Le Vernet's mayor, Francois Balique, says the crash site should be open within two months as a memorial.