Girl survives jet crash: A plane clipped a house in the French Alps, killing two people on board. However, a girl survived with serious injuries.
A girl was the lone survivor of a small passenger jet crash in the French Alps on Monday.
Two other people on board the plane, which crashed just after takeoff, were killed, officials told Reuters.
Firefighters found the young girl in the plane’s wreckage. She suffered severe injuries including multiple fractures, the news agency reported.
The plane, identified as a PRM1 twin-engined corporate jet, took off from the Annemasse airport, located 3 miles from Geneva. Annemasse is situated on the French-Swiss border.
“It hit the roof of a first house before it crashed in the yard of a neighboring house,” a French state official, Pierre Molager, was quoted by Reuters as saying.
The Daily Mail tabloid published photos of the incident, showing the fiery wreckage in a residential garden.
A source, who was not named, told AFP that the pilot was a man in his 50s. The injured girl, believed to be around 15, told officials that she was the man’s daughter.
The identity of the second person who died was not clear, the news agency reported. The cause of the accident was also not known,
The source added that the girl’s wounds were non-life threatening, saying she suffered serious injuries to her pelvic region.
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