01:13 GMT24 July 2021
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    BEIRUT (Sputnik) - Three people have been killed after a small Cessna training aircraft crashed in Lebanon’s mountainous village of Ghosta 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Beirut, the head of the municipality confirmed to Sputnik on Thursday.

    Security and civil defence services arrived at the incident site for the rescue operation.

    "There was a technical error, the plane started gaining altitude, hit the roof of a house and crashed into a mountain just behind the building. Three people died, the pilot, and two passengers", the official said.

    A source at the Beirut airport told Sputnik that the plane belonged to the Open Sky company.

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