Sunday, 26 July 2020

Plane collideds with a hot air balloon killing three

A plane is thought to have collided with a hot air balloon shortly before it crashed into an apartment block, killing three people and injuring a child.

A fire was started when the light aircraft hit the building in the German city of Wesel, around 35 miles north of Dusseldorf, on Saturday afternoon.  Witnesses told local media the plane had hit the balloon before coming down. The aircraft, an Ultralight TL-96 Star, had a capacity to carry two people, but police said it was not yet clear how many people were on board but the three people who perished have not yet been identified. Rescue workers found a parachute near the crash site, which police believed to be an emergency parachute from the plane. The plane crashed into the roof of the building that contains five flats in the town of Wesel, in the Lower Rhine region. The top floor flat of the house caught fire and, according to the fire brigade, was completely destroyed.

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