Tamil Diplomat

Tokyo plane crash ‘leaves three dead’

Three people were killed as a light plane crashed in Japan, setting fire to several houses, local media say.  The five-seater plane crashed at about 02:00 GMT shortly after it had departed from Chofu airport in Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK reported.

At least three houses and two cars were set on fire, it said. Two people on board and a female resident were killed, NHK quoted police as saying. Tokyo fire brigade said at least two other people were injured.