Wife of French ambassador to Lebanon on flight that crashed
"Among the names on the passenger list was that of Marla Sanchez Pietton, the wife of the French ambassador to Lebanon," a government official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
An embassy spokeswoman confirmed that the ambassador's spouse was on board Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 which was transporting 83 passengers and seven crew.
There were no immediate reports of survivors.
Ambassador Denis Pietton took up his post in Lebanon in September.
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