Spanish Premier Says Military Plane Crashes, Killing Crew

Spain’s prime minister says a military plane has crashed near southwestern Seville airport killing its crew.

Updated
World
1 min read
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy kisses a woman after the Sagrada Familia church memorial service for the victims of the Germanwings crash in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, April 27, 2015. 150 people were killed in the plane crash in the French Alps in March. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Spain’s prime minister says a military transport plane has crashed near southwestern Seville airport killing its crew. It is not known if others were injured.

Mariano Rajoy said up to 10 crew members were aboard a brand new Airbus A400M aircraft that was undergoing flight trials at the airport.

Spain’s airport authority AENA confirmed that Seville airport has been closed Saturday because its fire crews have gone to attend a plane crash outside its perimeter fence. All flights to Seville are being diverted to Malaga and Jerez airports, AENA says.

An industrial estate near where the Airbus came down in the suburb of Carmona has lost electrical power as a result of the crash, AENA says.

Calls to the regional government of Andalucia went unanswered Saturday.

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

Published: 
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!