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Small plane crashes near Alpine pass in Switzerland, 3 dead

BERLIN (AP) — A small plane has crashed in the Simplon Pass area in the Swiss Alps, killing three people on board. Police in Valais canton (state) said the Piper plane set off Sunday morning from an airfield in western Switzerland and was headed for Italy. A little under 1 ½ hours later, it crashed above the pass near the Italian border and burst into flames.

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