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.