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Alonso Involved In Plane Crash In Kenya

Fernando Alonso has been involved in a plane crash in Kenya, but has escaped unhurt from the incident.

The Spanish two time F1 world champion was in the country with his wife, and some close family all of whom are fine.  The private jets wing struck a building in a very rare incident causing it to detatch and the plane to lose control.  It is unknown whether the plane was taking off or just taxiing to the runway.

Alonso and family have organised a flight back to Spain, and his manager – along with Reanult spokespersons are trying to downplay the seriousness of the incident.

“Fernando indeed had a plane incident yesterday,” a Renault spokesperson told Autosport.

“His aircraft touched a building and damaged its wing.

“Fernando and his family are fine. They will be flying back to Europe today. It’s apparently not as serious as some people are trying to make it sound.”

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One response

  1. his manager – along with Reanult spokespersons are trying to downplay the seriousness of the incident.

    hardly surprising, the plane tapped the control tower whilst taxiing!

    January 5, 2009 at 7:23 pm

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