Four die in Paris plane crash

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The Independent Online
PARIS (Reuter) - A small German passenger plane crashed short of the runway near Charles de Gaulle airport in wet, foggy weather last night, killing four passengers.

The other 15 passengers were all injured, eight of them seriously, while the four crew members on board Lufthansa flight 5634 from Bremen escaped unharmed. Airport sources said the De Havilland Dash-8 plane landed on or near a road just outside the airport perimeter.

'The control tower lost radar contact with the plane in the last few seconds,' an airport spokesman said. The cause of the accident was not known.