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The News Minute | December 11, 2014 | 12:30 pm IST

At least one person was killed and several injured after a French Air Force jet crashed into a home for disabled people in France, media reported.

Alpha Jet aircraft, which was on a training flight, crashed Wednesday into a home for the disabled people in Vouvray town in France around 5.30 p.m., BBC reported.

The two crew members ejected and were unhurt, the air force said.

A 63-year-old resident, who was killed, was living at the home for several years, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said after visiting the accident site.

About 75 people were living at the home. The plane hit one of the two buildings housing female residents.

The pilots made for "a dark area that appeared to be uninhabited," said Col. Cyrille Duvivier, commander of air base 705 near Parcay-Melay.

He said the plane was on a night training flight with an instructor and trainee pilot on board.

Col. Duvivier described the Alpha Jet as a "very reliable design, which has been in service for some 30 years".


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