Light plane crashes in Tokyo residential area

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TOKYO: A light plane crashed into a residential area of Tokyo Sunday, setting fire to several houses and reportedly killing three people and injuring five others, according to officials and local media.The aircraft with a 36-year-old pilot and four passengers on board crashed at around 11 a.m. shortly after take-off from Tokyo’s Chofu airport, public broadcaster NHK reported. “Four people were involved in the accident and three of them were rescued, but we don’t know about further details, including their condition,” a spokesman at the Tokyo Fire Department said. NHK, quoting police, said two people on board and one female local resident were killed in the accident, while five others were injured. Jiji Press said the two casualties aboard were the pilot and a male passenger.

AFP

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