Girl survives jet crash in French Alps

2013-03-04 15:29
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Lyon - A small passenger jet crashed in a residential area in the French Alps shortly after takeoff on Monday, killing two people on board and severely injuring a young girl passenger, a local official said.

Fire-fighters found the girl in the wreckage, alive but suffering from multiple fractures.

No one was reported injured on the ground.

The aircraft, a PRM1 twin-engined corporate jet, started having difficultly shortly after taking off from a small airport in the eastern town of Annemasse, about 5km from Geneva, said officials.

"It hit the roof of a first house before it crashed in the yard of a neighbouring house," state official Pierre Molager told Reuters.

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