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3 Americans killed in French crash were plane crew

PARIS: An aviation company says that three Americans who died when a private plane crashed in southern France were the plane's crew.

Universal Jet Aviation said Saturday that it would not release the names of the dead until their families had been notified.

The three - two men, aged 60 and 24, and a 30-year-old woman - died in the crash while their plane was landing Friday at Le Castellet airport in southern France.

The American company said there were no passengers on board.

An investigation into the cause of the crash has been opened.

 
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