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Three dead when a plane crashes into a residential building and goes up in flames in the German city of Wesel


Three dead when the microlight crashes into a hot air balloon, then crashes into the house and goes up in flames in the German city of Wesel

  • Witnesses reported to local media that the light aircraft collided with the hot air balloon
  • The crash occurred in the city of Wesel around 35 miles north of Düsseldorf
  • Firefighters and police are on site and the area has been cordoned off

A small plane, which is considered to be an ultralight aircraft, crashed into a residential building in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, killing three people and injuring a child, the police said on Saturday.

The roof of the apartment building in Wesel city caught fire after the microlight crashed onto it, said a police spokesman.

Witnesses told local media that the plane crashed into a hot air balloon shortly before the crash.

Three people died after a small plane crashed into a house and went up in flames in Germany (file picture)

Witnesses told local media that the light aircraft collided with a hot air balloon shortly before the crash.

Firefighters and police are on site and the area has been cordoned off.

The roof of the residential building in North Rhine-Westphalia caught fire after the plane crashed, said a police spokesman.

The people who died have not yet been identified and the fire was put out shortly after the crash.

The plane could carry two people, but the police said it was not yet clear how many people were on board

More will follow.

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