3 dead after Tokyo plane crash

  • 27/07/2015
(Sky News)
(Sky News)

Three people have died after a plane crashed into houses near Tokyo airport and burst into flames.

The pilot, a passenger and woman on the ground were among the dead.

Three other people were pulled alive from the wreckage.

It was mid-morning when the incident happened, shortly after the plane had taken off.

Locals reported hearing an enormous rumbling and the sound of something being torn apart.

Emergency crews were quick to the scene, blocking streets to get help quickly to the injured.

In such a heavily built-up part of the city, the incident could have been far worse, with damage luckily contained to a small area.

At the crash site firefighters had to battle the heat to insure the fire didn't spread.

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