Seven people killed by helicopter crash in Mallorca

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Seven people, including two children, died in an air crash between a helicopter and a small plane on Sunday over the Spanish island of Mallorca, authorities said.

The plane and helicopter crashed in the central city of Inca at 1335 hours (1135 GMT), the Balearic Islands regional government announced in its Twitter account.

A police spokesman said all five people on board were killed. He also confirmed that the small plane had two people on board.

The spokesman told AFP that two people with their children were aboard the helicopter in addition to the pilot.

The spokesman said the helicopter was registered in Germany, “but that does not necessarily mean that the people on board are Germans,” stressing that the investigation is still underway to determine the nationalities of the victims.

Police said the plane and helicopter crashed in a field.

Majorca and the rest of the Spanish Balearic Islands are a popular tourist destination for Spanish and foreign tourists, especially in the summer.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez offered his condolences to the families of the victims and announced in a tweet that he was “following with concern the news from Mallorca”.


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