Plane crashes in southern Sweden

A small single-engine sport aircraft crashed on Sunday when it came in to land at Höganäs airport in southern Sweden, with the pilot miraculously escaping unhurt.

The pilot was alone in the aircraft, which was severely damaged in the accident.

It is believed the crash was caused when the nose wheel gave way and the plane’s propeller probably hit the ground, according to Christer Ekeroth at the Air Rescue (Flygräddningen).

A police unit was dispatched to the scene and the Swedish Accident Investigation Board (Statens haverikommission – SHK) has been notified.

According to rescue service SOS Alarm, the aircraft was thought to be leaking fuel into the grass after the crash. Police meanwhile informed that the leak was considered to be more limited.

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Three killed in western Germany as microlight plane crashes into house

A microlight plane crashed into the roof of a house in western Germany on Saturday, leaving three people dead, including the mother of a young child, firefighters said.

Three killed in western Germany as microlight plane crashes into house
Firefighters tackle blaze after plane crashes into house in Wesel. DPA

The accident, the cause of which has not been determined, took place in Wesel, a city on North Rhine-Westphalia, according to local police.



The small plane crashed into an apartment built under the roof of the house, where a woman and her two-year-old child lived, causing a fire which gutted the place.

The mother was among the victims, along with two people aboard the plane, firefighters said.

The child was only slightly injured.