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Holidaymakers among 7 dead as helicopter and small plane collide in Majorca

Seven people, including two children, have been killed in a collision between a helicopter and a small plane in Majorca.

Five people were on board the helicopter, two of them minors, and they were all likely to be German, the Balearic Islands government said on Twitter.

Two adult Spaniards were in the small plane. All the people on board the two aircraft were killed.

Image: Two children are believed to be among the dead. Pic: Incendios f.Baleares

According to a Spanish news agency, the aircraft crashed into a field following the collision at 1.35pm local time.

Emergency services and local police attended the scene of the accident near Inca on the island, El Pais newspaper reported.


Local media said the helicopter was on a sight-seeing tour.

Image: The area of the crash has been sealed off

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez sent “solidarity and affection” to the families of the victims via a Twitter message and said that he follows “with concern” the information that comes from Inca.

Authorities have launched an investigation into how the accident happened.


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