Aircraft with three people onboard crashes in Lebanese Keserwan district

A small aircraft with three people onboard crashed Thursday in Keserwan district, north of the Lebanese capital Beirut, reports saying citing aviation sources.
The sources told Reuters news agency the occupants; a pilot and two passengers, were killed in the crash in the mountainous district.
The aircraft, Cessna 172, belonged to flight training firm Open Sky Aviation and had taken off from Beirut airport at 1.30pm local time (10:30GMT) before crashing 20 minutes later in the village of Ghosta.
“It was very foggy in the area … the airplane hit rocks above a house,” Ziad Maalouf, a local resident who was in the area and heard the crash, said. “After hearing the bang we ran out and we saw the remains of people.”
The Lebanese caretaker minister of Public works and Transport ordered an immediate investigation.

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