Seven Killed In Helicopter/Ultralight Midair In Mallorca


All seven people on a helicopter and an ultralight died when the two aircraft collided over the city of Inca on the Spanish island of Mallorca on Sunday. Circumstances of the collision were not immediately clear but the two aircraft came together over the hospital in the farming and railway town of 32,000 in the center of the island. Debris was reported in the urban area and on a nearby farm but there were no casualties on the ground, according to early reports.

At least two of the dead were children on the helicopter, which was carrying a total of five people. The other two were in the ultralight and were reportedly Spaniards. At least some of those on the helicopter were reportedly from Germany. The aircraft types were not immediately released.

Russ Niles
Russ Niles is Editor-in-Chief of AVweb. He has been a pilot for 30 years and joined AVweb 22 years ago. He and his wife Marni live in southern British Columbia where they also operate a small winery.

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