A Germanwings A320 (Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Frank Schwichtenberg/G.F.D.L. License)

UPDATED: Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashed in the French Alps

Early Tuesday morning (EDT), reports began to surface that an aircraft had crashed in the French Alps. It is now confirmed than a Germanwings A320, registered as D-AIPX, "suffered an accident" over the French Alps. the flight was traveling from Barcelona enroute to Dusseldorf. According to the airline, the flight had 144 passengers and six crew members onboard. Update (3/27/15) at 11:30 a.m. EDT: The airline has declared that the first officer did not give a sick note to the…