Two dead in light aircraft crash
Two people were killed when a light aircraft crashed at Moorsele Airstrip (West Flanders) on Sunday afternoon
Two people were killed when a light aircraft crashed at Moorsele Airstrip (West Flanders) on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened at around 2:45pm after the delta plane had been in the air for just quarter of an hour.
A delta aircraft is a small ultra light plane with its engine at the rear that is able to transport a maximum of two people.
Both people in the plane stood no chance of surviving the crash.
A member of the emergency services that witnessed the accident was slightly injured when he tried to help.
It is still not clear what caused the crash.
One eyewitness said that the plane split into two before plummeting to the ground.
The Mayor of Wevelgem (West Flanders) Jan Seynhaeve (Christian democrat) told journalists that he believes that high winds caused the accident.
An investigation is underway and the airstrip has been closed to the public.
A Federal Police helicopter is taking aerial photographs of the airstrip and the surrounding area.
The judicial authorities from the West Flemish town of Kortrijk have sent an accident investigation expert to the scene of the crash.