Small business jet travelling from England crashes in Germany killing four

The aircraft, which came down ablaze after hitting an electricity pylon, appears to have been a Cessna Citation business jet, police said

Tomas Jivanda
Sunday 12 January 2014 15:39
Comments
Firefighters inspect the burnt-out wreckage of the twin-engine business jet on the premises of a landfill site in western Germany
Firefighters inspect the burnt-out wreckage of the twin-engine business jet on the premises of a landfill site in western Germany

Four people are believed to have died when a small jet which had set off from Britain crashed near an airfield in western Germany today.

The two pilots and two passengers were all German, a spokesman for the local airport said.

The plane came down Sunday lunchtime at a landfill site near the city of Trier.

The aircraft appears to have been a Cessna Citation business jet carrying two pilots and two passengers from England to an airfield at Foehren, near the crash site, city police said in a statement.

A spokesman for Trier-Fohren airfield said the plane was travelling from Shoreham airport in West Sussex.

There was no immediate word on a possible cause for the crash, but conditions are said to have been very foggy and the aircraft had damaged an electricity pylon before hitting the ground.

The plane was ablaze when firefighters arrived at the scene.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in