Seven people, including two miners died Sunday on the Spanish island of Mallorca when a helicopter and a light motorized crashed into the air, authorities said. The ULM was carrying two occupants and the helicopter five: the pilot, a couple and their two minor children, told AFP a spokesman for the national police.
The helicopter had a German registration, "which does not necessarily mean that the occupants are of that nationality," he said. The Balearic regional government confirmed the report on Twitter and added that the occupants of the ultralight were "two Spanish adults". "There are no survivors," said the regional administration. The regional authorities had announced earlier that the air accident occurred at 13:35 local Inca, in the center of the island, giving an initial assessment of 5 dead.
Spanish Prime Minister expresses "solidarity"
The two aircraft crashed in a rural area, the Civil Guard said, adding that an investigation into the causes of the accident and the identity of the victims was under way. Mallorca and more generally the Balearic Islands, which also include Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, are massively frequented by Spanish and foreign tourists during the summer.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez deplored the tragedy on Twitter and said "to follow with alarm the news coming from Inca to Mallorca." "All my solidarity and affection for the families of the victims who lost their lives in this tragic accident," he added.