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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
7-Person Air New Zealand Flight Crashes Off France
An Airbus A320 passenger plane crashed off the coast of southern France during a training flight today.   (Airbus)

(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. (Read more plane crash stories.)

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