Three killed as small airplane crashes into Tokyo suburb- NHK

July 26, 2015 | By | Reply More

Jul 26, – Television footage showed the plane crashed upside down in the wreckage of a burnt-out house as firefighters and rescue officials scoured the smoking ruins. Several other houses nearby also appeared to be badly damaged.

The tail section of a crashed light plane (C) and burning house are seen after the plane went down in a residential area and burst into flames, in Chofu, outskirt of Tokyo, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 26, 2015. A small airplane crashed into a residential area of the Japanese capital, Tokyo, on Sunday, setting fire to houses and cars and injuring at least two people, the Tokyo Fire Department said. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo  ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The tail section of a crashed light plane (C) and burning house are seen after the plane went down in a residential area and burst into flames, in Chofu, outskirt of Tokyo, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 26, 2015. A small airplane crashed into a residential area of the Japanese capital, Tokyo, on Sunday, setting fire to houses and cars and injuring at least two people, the Tokyo Fire Department said. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo
ATTENTION EDITORS – FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Three people were killed when a small airplane crashed into a residential area of the Japanese capital, Tokyo, on Sunday, public broadcaster NHK reported, setting fire to houses and cars.

NHK said two men inside the small plane, which was carrying five people, were killed. A woman who was inside one of the houses was also killed and five people were injured, it said.

“I heard a tremendous sound like a truck crashed into a house… When I looked outside from a window, fire was flaring up,” an unidentified woman told NHK.

“The fire was blazing up so hard,” she said.

The Tokyo Fire Department said three people were “in cardiopulmonary arrest”, a description usually used by officials in Japan until deaths are confirmed by a medical examiner.

The fire department also said five houses and at least two cars had been set ablaze.

Press journalist for HRO media – Ignacio Damigo reports.

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