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Alonso unhurt in plane incident

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso has escaped unhurt following a plane incident in Kenya.

The Renault driver's plane made contact with a building before take-off, damaging one of its wings. Alonso, his wife and the rest of the passengers and crew are fine.

"Fernando indeed had a plane incident yesterday," a Renault spokesperson told "His aircraft touched a building and damaged its wing.

"Fernando and his family are fine. They will be flying back to Europe today. It's apparently not as serious as some people are trying to make it sound."

The Spaniard had spent the New Year in Kenya, where team boss Flavio Briatore owns a resort.

Alonso's manages Luis Garcia Abad said the driver was not even inside the plane.

"It seems that the plane took a blow while they were parking it," he was quoted as saying by The Associated Press. "Fernando wasn't even inside the aircraft.

"We didn't give it the slightest importance and because of that this commotion surprises us. It doesn't even qualify as an accident."

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