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Bodies of Spaniards killed in Germanwings crash flown to Barcelona 12 weeks after crash

BARCELONA, Spain – About 30 coffins with remains of Spaniards killed in the Germanwings jet crash have arrived in Barcelona to be turned over to relatives.

The remains headed home from Marseille, France, 12 weeks after the co-pilot slammed the plane into the French Alps on March 24, killing all 150 people on board.

Lufthansa spokesman Martin Riecken says relatives at the airport would see the coffins in a building “where they will have time to mourn in dignified surroundings.” Germanwings is owned by Lufthansa.

Riecken could not immediately give a precise number of coffins sent Monday.

Forty-seven victims on the Barcelona-Duesseldorf flight were Spaniards and four were dual citizens with a Spain passport. Seventy-two Germans were killed, plus citizens of more than a dozen other countries.