Couple and their two children among seven killed in horror crash between helicopter and light aircraft

A COUPLE and their two children are among seven killed in a horror crash between a light aircraft and a helicopter in Majorca today.

The tragedy unfolded at around 1pm local time near Inca when two people travelling in a microlight and five in a chopper crashed.

The area is just a 30 minute drive from Majorca’s capital Palma – a destination popular with Brit holidaymakers.

It is understood the two aircraft collided 1,000ft from the ground.

But there are fears the total number could rise as emergency crews frantically work to find missing passengers in the small plane.

It is not yet clear what nationality those on board were.

Horrified witnesses have described the moment of impact as similar to a roll of thunder.

Toni Carbonell told local paper Diario de Mallorca: “The noise of the impact was horrible.”

The Balearic Islands government said rescue crews are still working at the crash site.

A spokesperson said: “At 1.35pm today an accident has occurred between a helicopter and a microlight in Inca above the old road to Costitx.
“The initial confirmation is that five people including a child has died. Emergency services are still working in the area.”

Inca is on the centre of the island between Palma and Pollensa and is the third largest town in Majorca.

It is predominately residential but attracts a large number of tourists because of its famous markets and public transport links.

Balearic Islands president Francina Armengol said: “We are following with worry and commotion the air accident that has occurred in Inca.

“The emergency teams are working right now at the scene. Our thoughts are with the victims.”

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