August 25, 2019

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Two Spaniards, four Germans and an Italian, the victims of the plane crash in Mallorca

Among the seven fatalities of the Inca plane crash (Mallorca) are two Spaniards, according to sources from the Ministry of Public Administration and Modernization to Europa Press.

Four of the victims of the helicopter are of German nationality, a marriage and their two children. The other victim is the pilot of Italian nationality. He had taken off from the Son Bonet airport.

As for the ultralight, the pilot
Juanjo Vidal was Valencian and flew accompanied by a friend. They had left the Binissalem airfield.

The accident took place in the airspace below 1,000 meters, about 1:35 pm on Sunday, between a helicopter that had taken off from Son Bonet – in the city of Palma de Mallorca -, and an ultra light aircraft that he had done it from the aerodrome of the Majorcan municipality of Binissalem.

According to some witnesses, it has been seen how the two aircraft rubbed in the air and then fell on a farm near Inca, on the old Costitx road, something that, according to the neighbors, has caused "a great rumble."

From the Ministry they have activated the psychological care service to assist families.

The President of the Government, Francina Armengol, the Minister of Public Administration and Administration, Isabel Castro, and the acting Government delegate, Ramon Morey, have moved to the scene.

Three days of mourning
The Balearic Islands will decree three days of mourning on Monday for the plane crash, as announced by Armengol, who has expressed his condolences to all the families and friends of the seven dead.

"Tomorrow we will decree 3 days of mourning in the autonomous community and we will make a minute of silence in the institutions tomorrow morning," said the president, who is a native of the municipality where the plane crash occurred.

On the causes of the collision, the president has indicated that "it is still too early" to be able to meet them. "The judge is working to lift the bodies and then, of course, there will be appropriate investigations to find out how this accident could have happened," he added, in statements to the media.

Armengol has stressed that, from the first moment the accident has been known, all the institutions have worked in a coordinated manner, the municipalities (that of Inca and also Costitx, near the place of the event), the Consell de Mallorca, the Government Balearic and central government.

"All protocols are being activated and in fact psychologists are already working with family members," said the Balearic president. . (tagsToTranslate) victims (t) mallorca