A private jet that stopped responding in France crashed off the coast of Latvia

A private jet that stopped responding in France crashed off the coast of Latvia

A private jet that stopped responding in France crashed off the coast of Latvia

It is a drama that Internet users have been able to follow live or almost. That of the crash of an airplane, now confirmed, as unfortunately left to fear the latest flight data of the device. According to information from the Bild newspaper, the plane took off from Jerez in southern Spain. Registered in Austria, she had to land in Germany, in Cologne. But nothing went as planned.

Contact was quickly lost with the plane shortly after crossing the border into France. The plane, a Cessna 551, was escorted by the French and then German air police as it passed through Belgian, Luxembourg and then German airspace.

“Notice from the Spanish authorities of probable difficulties in the pressurization of the aircraft, the National Center for Air Operations (CNOA) of Lyon Mont Verdun has ordered take-off on alert for a Rafale”, but “attempts to establish contact radios proved to be unsuccessful “and” visual contacts did not allow us to observe any activity in the cockpit, “the French aviation said in a press release. In Germany, on approach to Cologne, a Lutwaffe Eurofighter took over to monitor the plane.

Eventually, around 7.45pm, the plane began to plummet at a dizzying speed of 8,000 feet per minute (about 40 m / s) over the Baltic Sea. The device fell “when it ran out of fuel,” said Lars Antonsson, the Swedish rescue chief who went in search of the device. The nationalities of the four people on board were not disclosed.

According to Lars Antonsson, Latvian rescue teams are directing operations to the scene of the tragedy, with the help of a Swedish coast guard plane and helicopter. “No human remains were found,” he said. The reasons for the tragedy remain unknown for the moment. “We have no explanation, we can only speculate,” added Lars Antonsson. “But on board, they were clearly unable” to react. The Latvian authorities have not made any statements regarding the incident.

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