25 Aug, 2019 @ 18:01
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Helicopter and plane crash mid-air in Mallorca, killing seven

A helicopter and an ultralight plane have collided mid-air in Mallorca, killing at least seven people.

The crash took place near Inca, in the north of the Balearic island off the coast of mainland Spain.

Two of the victims were under 18, according to the regional government.

TRAGEDY: Wreckage of the plane and helicopter was found on a road near Inca, in the north of Mallorca

Five of the victims, including the minors, were on board the helicopter.

The two others were travelling in the ultralight plane -a small aircraft with maximum two seats.

Regional President Francina Armengol said emergency teams were working at the scene.

Local newspaper Diario De Mallorca said the collision happened in the air over the Inca Hospital at 13:36.

COLLISION: The light aircraft and helicopter collided at 13.36 on Sunday, August 25

Photos from the local fire service showed wreckage from the aircraft in the town.

The tail section of one landed on a road, while another photo showed twisted and blackened metal on fire in a garden.

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez expressed ‘solidarity and sympathies’ with the victims.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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