Three killed in Austrian Alps plane crash

Three people have been killed when their small plane crashed in the Australian Alps near the border with Germany, Austrian authorities say.

Austrian authorities say three people have been killed in a small plane crash in the Alps near the German border.

Austrian police told the dpa news agency Friday that the identities of those killed in the Thursday evening crash were still not clear.

The plane went down at about 5.30pm local time in the mountains near the town of Leutasch, not far from the German resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, crashing into a rock face at an altitude of about 2300 metres.

Authorities say the plane burned completely after crashing and it was not immediately clear where it was registered or where it had been heading.

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