Four killed in plane crash at western Japan airport

  • AFP, Tokyo
  • Updated: Mar 26, 2016 19:09 IST
Police inspect a plane crash site covered with a blue sheet at Yao airport in western Japan. (AFP)

A small plane with four people on board crashed at a western Japanese airport today, leaving all four dead, an official and local media said.

Television footage showed the front and back of the fuselage as severely damaged, with the wing tips broken, and the crashed aircraft near a runway at Yao airport in Osaka.

A local fire department official said that four people on board were found dead following the accident.

Jiji Press and public broadcaster NHK said the Mooney M20c took off from Kobe airport and tried to land at Yao airport.

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