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Three seriously injured in private plane crash in Malaysia

Published on Jan 11, 2014 11:59 AM

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Two people were seriously injured and a third suffered minor injuries after a small private plane crashed in Malaysia, police said on Saturday.

The plane, a Cessna 172 believed to be used by a local flying club, had three adults on board when it crashed late on Friday in a forest area just north of the capital Kuala Lumpur, local police chief Abdul Rahim Abdullah told AFP.

"We were alerted of the crash late Friday and immediately launched a search and rescue operation," he said.

"We found the three men early today" with local assistance, he added.

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