The German North Rhine-Westphalia state Education Ministry says a group of that 16 tenth-grade students and two teachers from Joseph-Koenig-Gymnasium High School in the city of Haltern, northeast of Duesseldorf. Local education minister
It was a Spanish language exchange programme and they were flying home after having what was probably the most wonderful time of their lives.
Haltern Mayor Bodo Klimpel:
This is, of course, the worst thing you could imagine.