Small Plane Crashes in Ghosta, Leaving Three Dead


A small plane crashed Thursday afternoon in the Keserwan town of Ghosta, leaving three people dead, in a rare such accident in the Mediterranean country.

Annahar newspaper said the jet fell in Ghosta’s Ain Waraqa area.

Speaking to the daily, the town’s mayor identified the victims as two young men and a young woman, adding that the plane that crashed was a civilian Cessna.

“The plane malfunctioned and lightly collided with the rooftop of a house before crashing into the forest,” the mayor added.

LBCI television meanwhile said that the plane belonged to the Open Sky Aviation company and that it fell after colliding with a mountain in Ghosta, resulting in the death of the three people who were on board.

Other media reports described the jet as a training aircraft.

A military source said those killed were the pilot and a man and woman with the same family name.

Small planes in Lebanon are generally used for pilot training, or to take people on joyrides in exchange for a substantial fee.

Comments 6
Thumb chrisrushlau 08 July 2021, 18:11

AFP as usual leaves out crucial details. Were the passengers killed, wounded, taken prisoner, or are they simply missing in action?

Missing 5-7doud 08 July 2021, 21:09

"..resulting in the death of the three people who were on board".

"..those killed were the pilot and a man and woman with the same family name".

Missing 5-7doud 08 July 2021, 21:13

@chrisrushlau did you read the article or just looked at the picture?

Thumb chrisrushlau 08 July 2021, 23:25

I didn't read past the "casualties" error. What countries is Keserwan, a "Mediterranean country", near? Do you think Christians should continue to get half the seats in the Chamber of Deputies regardless of electoral results? I assume you consider yourself a Christian. Christians believe in miracles, like looking at pictures and just knowing intuitively what words appear in the accompanying article.
Funny thing: this error with "casualties" was popular in US news writing about three years ago.

Missing 5-7doud 09 July 2021, 00:37

@chrisrushlau as my handle reveals I'm Druze. Assume less read in full more that's my advise if you wanna learn. Have a goodnight.

Thumb chrisrushlau 09 July 2021, 19:42

Is the 50% set-aside for Christians good for Lebanon? "Taef Accord" "National Pact" Who exactly agreed to these agreements? I say that this set-aside is the entire cause of the current instability.