Briton killed in Iraq plane crash

Feb 05 2011

A British man has been killed in a plane crash in Iraq.

He was one of seven passengers who died when the plane crashed shortly after taking off from Sulaimaniyah in northern Iraq on Friday.

The Associated Press reports the plane caught fire and crashed after trying to land during a snowstorm.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman later added: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Iraq on 4 February 2011."

"We stand ready to provide consular assistance," she added.

It is thought the light aircraft had been flying to the Turkish capital, Ankara, from Sulaimaniyah, a predominantly Kurdish city 160 miles north-east of Baghdad.

Next of kin have been informed.

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