Skydivers hurt in Spain air crash

Inquiry launched after death of Swiss-made aircraft's pilot and a parachutist.

    The skydivers had shot over Madrid on Thursday for an advertisement for Britain's Channel 4 television [EPA]

    The daily ABC said the team, described as highly experienced, had been making an advertisement for Britain's Channel 4 television station on Thursday over Madrid.
     
    Spanish media citing rescuers said the parachutists jumped free after the single-engined aircraft lost a wing and went into a spin, bursting into flames when it hit the ground.
     
    The reports said the parachutist who died was a Brazilian, aged 36, and the 38-year-old pilot Spanish.
     
    The other skydivers were of various nationalities.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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