Girl survives plane crash in French Alps

A small passenger jet has crashed in a residential area in the French Alps.

AlpsThe plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing two people on board and severely injuring a young girl passenger.

Firefighters 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 5 km from Geneva, officials said.

“It hit the roof of a first house before it crashed in the yard of a neighboring house,” said state official Pierre Molager.


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