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Eleven people feared killed in Polish plane crash

Sunday, Jul 06, 2014 - 00:56

Eleven people are feared dead after a plane taking them on a parachute jump crashed in southern Poland shortly after take off. Sarah Toms reports.

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Polish emergency services arrived quickly at the crash site to douse the flames. This small plane was carrying 11 parachutists and one pilot when it crashed to the ground and burst into flames. There was only one known survivor. Local residents rushed to the scene to help. (SOUNDBITE) (Polish) POLICE SPOKESPERSON JOANNA LAZAR, SAYING: "We have established that just after the crash local residents came running to the wreckage and helped to save one of the passengers. A forty-year-old man was taken to hospital. Unfortunately everything indicates that he is the only person who survived the crash." It's not yet clear what caused the crash. The plane was operated by a private parachuting school. It took off from Rudniki airport. Shortly after takeoff it lost altitude and crashed nearby in Topolow.

Eleven people feared killed in Polish plane crash

Sunday, Jul 06, 2014 - 00:56

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