Plane hit parapet during French ground test, 10 hurt

TOULOUSE, France Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:14pm EST

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TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Ten people were hurt on Thursday when an Airbus 340-600 plane hit a parapet during an engine test on the ground at an airport in southern France, a spokesman for planemaker Airbus said.

"There were nine people on board. Ten people were injured in the accident, one of them on the ground," the Airbus spokesman said, adding three people had been seriously hurt but their lives were not in danger.

The plane had been destined for Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways. The cause of the accident at the airport near the city of Toulouse was unknown.

(Reporting by Nicolas Fichot; Writing by Kerstin Gehmlich; Editing by Alison Williams)

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