French Jet crashes on Disabled peoples Home

11 Dec


A French air force jet has been reported to have crashed into a home for disabled people in central France, killing one person and leaving several others injured. The Alpha Jet aircraft, which was on a training flight, came down in the town of Vouvray near Tours at about 17:30 local time (16:30 GMT). Fortunately the two crew members had ejected and were unhurt by the crash. The Health Minister Marisol Touraine after his visit to the scene said a 63-year-old resident who had lived at the home for several years was killed. The uninjured residents of the home reported to be housing about 75 people are being moved to new lodgings. The plane actually hit one of two buildings housing female residents.
Col Cyrille Duvivier, commander of air base 705 near Parcay-Melay, Said the plane had been on a night training flight with an instructor and trainee pilot on board. He described the Alpha Jet belonging to a generation of straightforward planes as being a very reliable design, which has been in service for some 30 years. History has made it clear that It is more than 30 years since such an accident last occurred at base 705.

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