7-Person Air New Zealand Flight Crashes Off France

Airbus A320 was on a training mission over Mediterranean
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2008 3:36 PM CST
An Airbus A320 passenger plane crashed off the coast of southern France during a training flight today.   (Airbus)
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(Newser) – Three bodies have been recovered after an Air New Zealand jet with seven aboard crashed into the Mediterranean today, AFP reports. The Airbus A320—which can carry about 150 passengers—was on a test flight when it went down off the coast of the French city of Perpignan. Five on board were New Zealanders, while the two pilots were German.