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Fears for Britons: Two dead in plane crash in Spain were flying in UK plane

January 10, 2019 2:46 PM
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Fears for Britons: Two dead in plane crash in Spain were flying in UK plane

A PILOT and passenger who lost their lives after an aeroplane crashed on a mountain in northern Spain could be from the UK.

The British-registered Piper plane was flying from Cascais in Portugal and was heading to the airport in Hondarribia, which is close to Spain’s border with France.

Spanish news outlet El Diario Vasco said the plane was carrying two people who “could be British”.

Spanish media have reported the pilot may not have realised how low the plane was flying as there were misty conditions.

One witness said: “I heard the noise of the plane, followed by a crash and then everything was silent.”

One of the bodies was found last night and the second today when the search resumed.

Officials tweeted a video of rescuers working with ropes to get the wreckage close to the top of Mount Hernia.

The body of the victim recovered yesterday had multiple injuries leading investigators to believe they died instantly.

The plane was less than 50m away from the summit of the mountain, suggesting the aircraft could have been flying at an incorrect altitude.

Source: express.co.uk

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