Two killed, two survive after light aircraft crash
18 April 2006, MADRID — Two men were killed when the light aircraft they were flying in collided with another plane over Madrid.
18 April 2006
MADRID — Two men were killed when the light aircraft they were flying in collided with another plane over Madrid.
The victims, aged 19 and 21, died instantly while two others escaped serious injury.
The crash happened in Navalcerno, to the south-west of the capital.
The Civil Guard said the causes of the accident were not clear.
The tragedy happened at about 12.45pm on Tuesday in a largely rural area near the R-5 road, close to the small airport at Navalcarnero.
One plane crashed near the road and the other crash-landed in a housing estate.
No-one else was hurt.
The two men who died were an instructor, aged 21, and one of his students, who was 19.
Their plane crashed minutes after it took off from the aerodrome at Cuatro Vientos, said the Civil Guard.
The plane crashed nose-first onto the ground.
The two occupants of the second plane were able to walk from the wreck after the pilot managed to crash-land the aircraft successfully.
The identities of the two victims have not been established.
But it was reported that the two who died came from flying club called 'American Flyers España'.
The club is a branch of American Flyers USA, which is well-respected in the US.
It has a squadron of more than 25 Seneca II, Cessna 172 and Cessna 172 RG planes.
The club often practises take-offs and landings at a nearby airport close to Toledo.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news