3 Americans die as private jet crashes in France
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3 Americans die as private jet crashes in France

Le Castellet : France | Jul 13, 2012 at 11:36 PM PDT
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Three Americans dead in private jet crash in south of France 13/07/2012
3 Americans die as private jet crashes in France A twin-engined Gulfstream IV plane crashed at Le Castellet airport, southern France, on landing at the private airport as it was flying from Nice.
  • Charter company confirms three crew members, no passengers on board
  • Two men and a woman were killed, official says
  • The private jet crashed at the end of a runway at Castellet airport
  • The small airport is in the south of France, near Toulon

Paris Three american peoples are killed in private jet crashed at airport in the south of france.

Two men, ages 24 and 51, and a 30-year-old woman were on board the plane when it crashed at Castellet airport.

The three were the only people on the plane,.

The airplane, a Gulfstream IV, belonged to Universal Jet Aviation, a charter company with three U.S. locations and one in London.

"Universal Jet Aviation confirms an aviation accident involving one of our Gulfstream IV aircrafts at Le Castellet, France, and we currently have no further details concerning the circumstances of this incident," said a member of the charters department, who declined to give his name, citing company policy.

"There were no passengers on board the aircraft although the flight crew was lost. We are cooperating with all investigative agencies. Our focus at this time is supporting the needs of the crew and their families."

A spokeswoman for the airport said emergency services are on site.

The plane crashed at the end of the runway, she said.

The aerodrome is between the cities of Marseille and Toulon, on the Mediterranean coast.

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