Girl Survives Jet Crash in French Alps; 2 Found Dead in Wreckage

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By Daniel Distant , Christian Post Reporter
March 4, 2013|4:54 pm

A girl survived a jet crash in the French Alps Monday, though all other passengers aboard the small plane were killed. The sole survivor, estimated to be only 15 years old, was found with severe injuries.

Firefighters found the girl who survived the jet crash with severe fractures and burns, according to reports. The pilot, a man in his 50s, and the other passenger, which has yet to be identified, both died in the crash. The plane, a PRM1 twin-engine corporate jet, hit in a residential area, according to The Inquisitr.

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

Although the specific reason behind the crash has not yet been revealed, investigators established that the plane began having difficulties not long after its takeoff. It originated from an airport in Annemasse, about three miles from Geneva and the French-Swiss border.

The girl's injuries were reported to be in the pelvic region. Her name is being withheld by authorities until her family is informed of the crash.

No injuries were reported on the ground from the plane's crash landing.

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The news comes after another crash was reported Sunday in Angel Fire, New Mexico. In that case, however, there were no survivors.

Two adults and two children died in a plane crash near Northern New Mexico. A family of four was aboard the plane, according to reports.

Michael Turri, a witness at the scene of the accident, said that little was left of the plane.

"When I came up on the scene there was really nothing left of the aircraft or to indicate that it was even an aircraft," he told KAOT.

Although investigators discouraged speculation about the reason behind the crash, Carl Shilcutt, an airport official, mentioned that the wind was blowing at around 55 mph at the plane's takeoff.

"It appeared the plane was trying to build altitude leaving the runway and caught the wind wrong and took a nosedive for the ground," John Nelly, a second witness, told the Taos News.

 

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