French media report Airbus plane crash in the Alps region, authorities say 148 people on board

The French newspaper La Provence says an Airbus plane with at least 142 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants on board has crashed in the Alps region.

The regional paper cited French civil aviation authorities for the number of people. According to the paper, the plane crashed between Digne et Barcelonnette.

Airbus said it is aware of the reports of a crash but could not confirm.