Five killed in collision between helicopter, small plane in Spain

Published On: August 25, 2019 08:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

MADRID, Aug 25: At least five people, including a minor, were killed on Sunday in a collision between a helicopter and a light plane on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the regional government said.

The accident occurred at 1:35 p.m. time in the municipality of Inca, the Balearic Islands government said on Twitter.

It was not known what caused the collision between the aircraft, both of them in private use, Diario de Mallorca newspaper reported. Two people were on board the ultralight plane and three others, a couple and a minor, were in the helicopter, it said.

“My solidarity and love for the families of the victims that lost their lives in this tragic accident,” Spanish acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted.

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