Three killed in US plane crash

October 21st, 2008 - 6:20 am ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (Xinhua) Three people were killed and one seriously injured Monday when the aircraft in which they were travelling crashed near an airport in Santa Catalina Island in Los Angeles, officials said.Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD) spokesman Ron Haralson said the private plane burst into flames after it crashed near the runway of the island’s airport.

Haralson said three people were found dead at the site, while the fourth person, who was seriously injured, was rushed to a hospital for treatment.

Firefighters were rushed to the spot to control the blaze.

“We don’t know if the plane crashed during take-off or landing,” LACFD Inspector James Barnes, said.

No further details were immediately avaliable.

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