Child was still alive after crash of Cypriot plane

A child aged about five of six who was aboard the Cypriot airliner that crashed in Greece was still alive after the plane slammed into a mountainous area north of Athens, Greek state television quoted a coroner as saying today.

A child aged about five of six who was aboard the Cypriot airliner that crashed in Greece was still alive after the plane slammed into a mountainous area north of Athens, Greek state television quoted a coroner as saying today.

Nikos Kalogrias, part of a team of six coroners involved in the investigation, said the child was still alive after the crash despite extensive head injuries, NET television said.

An autopsy on the child’s body showed it inhaled smoke from a brush fire sparked by Sunday’s crash of Helios Airways, which left all 121 people aboard dead, NET said. The child’s body was found burned.

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