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US NewsSeven people including two children are killed in a crash between a helicopter and a light aircraft on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca

19:05  25 august  2019
19:05  25 august  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Seven people including two children are reported to have died after a crash between a helicopter and light aircraft in Majorca.

The collision occurred just after 1.30pm local time near Inca in the centre of the island.

The seven dead are said to include two people who were travelling in the microlight and five who were in the helicopter, described as the pilot, a couple and their two children.

Seven people including two children are killed in a crash between a helicopter and a light aircraft on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A photo showing debris after a plane and a helicopter collided in fight over the village of Inca, Majorca island Seven people including two children are killed in a crash between a helicopter and a light aircraft on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

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But the pilot of the microlight has been named locally as a Spaniard from the east coast city of Valencia called Juanjo Vidal, who according to local reports was travelling with a Spanish friend.

His unnamed wife is understood to have been at the aerodrome in Benissalem it took off from and saw the aircraft go down.

Well-placed sources said the helicopter was a Bell 216 belonging to a firm called Rotorflug Helicopters, which has a base in Majorca and several in Germany.

The pilot, thought to be an Italian, is understood to have picked up a family of four including two children after taking off from Son Bonet Aerodrome on the island.

Seven people including two children are killed in a crash between a helicopter and a light aircraft on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Debris after a plane and a helicopter collided in fight over the village of Inca, Majorca island, eastern Spain, 25 August 2019

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Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez tweeted: 'Following with worry the information that is reaching us from Inca in Majorca.

'My solidarity and affection for the people who have lost their lives in this tragic accident.'

Local reports say Police of Inca reported that the aircraft have fallen onto a farm, on the road from Sencelles to Sineu in the centre of the island, 30 minutes drive from the Island's capital, Palma.

Seven people including two children are killed in a crash between a helicopter and a light aircraft on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The two occupants of the helicopter and the three people on board of the airplane died in the accident

The collision caused a blaze which firefighters have been tackling.

It is said to have occurred at below 1,000 feet from the ground.

There are also reports of several people injured. It is not yet clear if there have been any casualties on the ground.

A spokesman for the Balearic Islands government said: 'At 1.35pm today an accident has occurred between a helicopter and a microlight in Inca above the old road to Costitx. '

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Adding: 'Seven people have died in the air accident in Inca between a helicopter carrying three adults and two children and a microlight with two adults on board.'

Remains of the chopper and microlight are said to have fallen over a wide area which includes several homes.

Witness Toni Carbonell told local paper Diario de Mallorca: 'The noise of the impact was horrible.'·

Another said the sound was a noise between a roll of thunder and a house coming down.

Balearic islands president Francina Armengol said: 'We are following with worry and commotion the air accident that has occurred in Inca.

'The emergency teams are working right now at the scene. Our thoughts are with the victims.'

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