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'Plane crash' that caused emergency alert turns out to be... a flowerbed

Nine emergency vehicles were scrambled to the scene of the ‘wreckage’.

NINE EMERGENCY CREWS were scrambled to the site of a reported plane crash in northern Japan, amid fears there could be several dead.

However, when they arrived they found the ‘wreckage’ was in fact merely a clump of flowers in full bloom.

Police in Akita raised the alarm after a call from a member of the public saying that a Cessna – a light aircraft – appeared to have smashed into a cliff.

“We sent six fire trucks as well as three medical rescue vehicles,” a spokesman for Akita City fire brigade said. “But it turned out to be a cluster of white flowers.”

He added: “We have pulled out of the area now.”

- © AFP, 2014

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