• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Three killed as light plane crashes into homes in Japan


Tokyo, July 27: At least three people were killed and five injured when a small aircraft crashed into homes in Japanese capital Tokyo, media reported.

The single-engine Piper PA-46 propeller aircraft crashed shortly after it took off from Chofu Airfield on Sunday, Japan Times reported.

Three killed in Japan air crash

At the time of crash, a 36-year-old pilot was at the controls and the plane was carrying four passengers.

According to reports, fire caused by crash damaged and destroyed nine houses and two cars.

Two men aboard the plane and a woman in one of the houses were killed, while three other men from the aircraft and two other women on the ground sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital, police said.

Read More: Miracle landing: Skydiving plane makes emergency landing on busy road

"First, I thought a large truck had crashed into a neighboring house as I heard a rumbling noise. I then saw thick smoke,"a female witness was quoted as saying.

The plane was on a training flight from the airfield to Izu Oshima Island, roughly 100 kilometers to the south, according to the transport ministry and police.

Police launched an investigation into possible professional negligence resulting in deaths and injuries.

OneIndia News

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more