Glider crashes into a residential area near Tokyo, kills two on board

Tokyo: A glider crashed into a residential area near Tokyo on Thursday, killing the two men on board, said local police and fire officials.

In the incident shortly after noon (0300 GMT), the light aircraft rammed onto the roofs of two houses in a densely
populated neighbourhood near Narita airport east of Tokyo, local police said.

Television footage showed the white fuselage of the glider broken into several pieces and spread over the tile
roofs of two residences.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The two men aboard, 69-year-old Shuji Fujioka and another man around the same age but not yet identified, were taken to hospital and later confirmed dead, officials said.

Investigators were looking into why the glider crashed, said a local police spokesman.

Last year three people died when a small single-engine propeller plane crashed into a Tokyo suburb shortly after
takeoff.

AFP


Updated Date: Mar 17, 2016 16:47 PM

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