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Airbus crashes in Mediterranean during training flight; at least 1 dead

Nov 27, 2008, Paris - Source: APR [The Associated Press] By Septime Meunier - Airbus A320 passenger plane has crashed off the coast of southern France during a training flight.


November 27, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

Nov 27, 2008, Paris – Source: APR [The Associated Press] By Septime Meunier – Airbus A320 passenger plane has crashed off the coast
of southern France during a training flight.

French authorities say at least one of seven people on board has
been killed. The plane plunged into the Mediterranean sea 20 kilometres east of the French city of Perpignan, near the border with Spain, at around 4:30 p.m. local time.

French officials say there were seven people on the flight, which
left from Perpignan airport. One body has since been recovered at sea.

Officials say the fuselage has been located and that five launches, two helicopters and a patrol airplane have been dispatched to scene.

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