Horror as German family of four dies in plane crash in Namibia

HEARTBREAKING news coming out of Germany on Wednesday, August 31, has revealed that a German family of four were killed in a plane crash in Namibia, Africa.

A German family of four died in a plane crash in the southwest African country of Namibia just a few minutes after take-off. The cause of the accident is now being determined.

A couple had chartered a Cessna 210 with their two daughters on Tuesday, August 30 on the edge of the Zambezi River.

Chief Inspector Elifas Kuwinga said on Wednesday, August 31, “there were four passengers plus a pilot and they all died instantly.”

After taking off from the runway on Impalila, a small river island in the northeast of the country, the plane ran into problems and crashed just minutes later.

The South African pilot also died in the accident.

A video from the crash site was shared on social media by The Namibian.

“PLANE CRASH SCENE … Zambezi police crime scene investigator warrant officer Patrick Mafwila on Wednesday visited the scene along the banks of Zambezi River at Impalila Island where four tourists and a pilot died in a plane crash on Tuesday.”

An investigation into the crash has been launched as the cause of the accident remained unclear on Wednesday, August 31.

The tragic accident comes after a devastating helicopter crash in Italy.

On Wednesday, August 10, the helicopter crash in Italy’s Valtellina valley left one person dead and another injured.

The crash happened in the Valtellina valley in the municipal area of ​​Albosaggia (Torchione), on the outskirts of Italy’s Sondrio, Lombardy and killed a father and injured his son.

According to local media reports, the father, who was piloting the helicopter, is believed to have been giving his 17-year-old son a flying lesson when the fatal crash occurred.


Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

FacebookTwitterRedditWhatsAppTelegramLinkedInEmailCopy Link
Go Back
Written by

Matthew Roscoe

Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

Comments


    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published.