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LUFTHANSA STATEMENT ON CONTACT AIR ACCIDENT AT PARIS AIRPORT

 NEW YORK, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- At approximately 7:25 p.m. Central European Time today, a Contact Air Aircraft flying under Lufthansa flight number 5634, was involved in an accident at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris.
 The twin-engine propeller plane, a De Havilland Dash 8, was not a Lufthansa aircraft.
 According to French authorities, of the 19 passengers on board, four died, eight suffered severe injuries and seven received minor injuries. The four crew members on board were not injured.
 At present, the cause of the accident has not been determined. Charles de Gaulle Airport, which was initially closed, has been re- opened. The flight originated in Bremen, Germany.
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 /CONTACT: Lufthansa Press and Public Information, 212-745-0876, or 404-266-8245/


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