A small propeller aircraft has collided with a rescue helicopter near Philippsburg, Germany at around 1 PM local time.
The small sport aircraft was flying from Basel to Speyer when it collided with a rescue helicopter, operated by DRF Luftrettung, Germany’s civil air rescue service, which was currently on a test flight.
Karlsruhe police has confirmed four fatalities, two from each aircraft. Only one body was found. There are no survivors.
Debris from the collision is spread over a large area.
A total of 245 rescuers were on scene. The area was scanned by two police helicopters.
Germany’s Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung – BFU (Federal Agency for Aviation Accident Investigation) has started an investigation.
Philippsburg is a small city near Karlsruhe in southern Germany. A nuclear power plant is close to the crash site.