Have just heard the terrible news that XL Germany have lost an aircraft. Aviation is a cruel industry where accidents, incidents and closures can happen with no warning and often no reason. At moments like this it is essential to gather information and facts, and keep the speculation to a minimum.
I worked with the Captain many times, and he was a very capable pilot, and a good human too - something i dont say lightly when pilots are involved. He will be a huge loss to his family and to XL Germany, and to aviation as a whole. Sympathies also to the other families involved.