01:33 GMT07 April 2020
Listen Live
    Europe
    Get short URL
    269
    Subscribe

    There are no immediate details about what caused the crash or whether there were any casualties in the incident.

    A C-101 aircraft belonging to Academia General del Aire, a military academy for the training of future officers of the Spanish Air Force, crashed this afternoon in Spain, the force reported on Twitter.

    The incident occurred in the vicinity of La Manga, Murcia, in the southeast of Spain.

    According to La Verdad, the pilot of the plane who was performing a training flight ejected from the vehicle. However, the health status of the pilot, whose identity is unknown, is presently unclear.​

    The Emergency Coordination Centre reported that Maritime Rescue, the Civil Guard and local police have arrived at the scene. A helicopter is flying over the area to locate the aircraft and the pilot. Three vessels have also been dispatched to assist in the search.

    This is the third accident involving planes of the academy in the last six months. Two previous incidents occurred in September.

    Tags:
    plane, Spain
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook