Monday 16 September 2019

Seven people killed after helicopter and plane collide mid-air in Majorca

This photo provided by Incendios f.Baleares shows wreckage by a fence near Inca in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Sunday Aug. 25, 2019. Authorities in Mallorca say at least 5 people have died in a collision between a helicopter and a light plane on the Spanish island. (Incendios f.Baleares Via AP)
This photo provided by Incendios f.Baleares shows wreckage by a fence near Inca in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Sunday Aug. 25, 2019. Authorities in Mallorca say at least 5 people have died in a collision between a helicopter and a light plane on the Spanish island. (Incendios f.Baleares Via AP)
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At least five people have been killed in a collision between a helicopter and a small plane on the island of Mallorca, authorities in Spain have said.

The incident, in which one of the deceased is reported to be a minor, happened at 11.35am, according to the regional government of Spain's Balearic islands, which include Mallorca.

Emergency services were at the scene, the authorities added.

Private Spanish news agency Europa Press cited unidentified local officials saying the aircraft had crashed into a farm field.

No further details were immediately available.

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