Timeline of Germanwings Flight 9525 crash

WATCH: We may not know exactly what cause the Germanwings flight to go down, but we do know exactly when the plane took off and the path it was set to take. Eric Sorensen guides us through that story.

TORONTO — As investigators seek to determine what caused the crash of Germanwings flight 9525, we break down the timeline of events.

10:01 a.m.

After a 30-minute delay, Germanwings flight 9525 takes off from Barcelona Airport en route to Dusseldorf

10:27 a.m.

Plane reaches 38,000 feet where it continues to cruise until 10:30 a.m.

10:31 a.m.

Flight 9525 begins to descend, about 300 feet within a minute

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10:33 a.m.

Aircraft descends to roughly 32,000 feet

10:36 a.m.

In three minutes, Germanwings Flight 9525 has descended to 21,000 feet



10:39 a.m.

Aircraft is now at an altitude of about 9,975 feet

10:40 a.m.

Germanwings Flight 9525’s last reported altitude is reported as 6,800 feet

10:45 a.m.

The flight control centre in France issues a distress call when they are unable to reach the flight 9525.

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–information obtained by FlightRadar24

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