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2 Killed in Plane Crash in Belgium

Sun 28 Jan 2024 | 11:25 PM
Israa Farhan

Two people died on Sunday in a collision between a car and a small plane attempting to land at an airport in eastern Belgium amidst strong winds, according to the police.

Local police chief Jean-Michel Logon stated to Agence France-Presse that the plane crashed into a car that was parked on the side of the road near the airport in Spa, and both vehicles caught fire.

He added, "Unfortunately, two victims were in the plane," speculating that the incident may have been a "failed landing attempt."

The local police chief explained that the plane's pilot was German, and investigations are ongoing to determine the nationality of the passenger.

Media reports indicated that the car's driver had stepped out to smoke a cigarette, likely saving his life.

Footage broadcast by media showed a thick cloud of black smoke near the road and the charred remains of the car, as well as emergency service vehicles closing off the roads.

Environmental protection agency personnel reportedly inspected the area to ensure that the famous spa springs' water, which is bottled in Spa, was not contaminated.