By John Smith • 30 April 2017 • 9:19
Coordinating the investigation
THE Emergency services 112 of Andalucia have reported that after a light aircraft disappeared from radar screens, wreckage and bodies have been found.
The aircraft – the make as yet unidentified – took off from Muchamiel Airport in Alicante, heading for Granada when it disappeared from radar at 4.30pm on Saturday (April 29) afternoon in the vicinity of the mountainous Canillas Aceituno region in Axarquia.
Emergency units including a Guardia Civil helicopter searched the area and it was confirmed that the plane had crashed and all three on board had been killed.
The following day, officers attended the scene to remove the bodies and to make initial studies of the wreckage of the aircraft to try to identify the reason for the crash
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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