Two Britons were seriously injured in the crash of a small twin-engine tourist plane Tuesday in the middle of the morning in Haute-Corse, in particular victims of burns, we learned from the authorities and the emergency services.
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This (Tuesday) morning around 10:30 am, a Beech 18 tourist plane crashed in the town of Vescovato
", indicates in a
release François Ravier, the prefect of Haute-Corse, specifying that the circumstances of the accident did not occur. 'were'
not yet established
On board were three people, two of whom are currently in absolute emergency
" and were "
transported to the Bastia hospital center
", he added.
The third person, "
unharmed but in shock
", was also transported by ambulance to Bastia hospital.
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The passengers are two 50-year-old women and a 60-year-old man, all British, sources close to the authorities told AFP.
The most seriously affected victim is one of the two women, with third degree burns to the arms, thorax, scalp and legs, according to these sources.
She was evacuated by helicopter, the emergency services said.
The second woman, who had second-degree burns to her chest, back, face and arms, was transferred by ambulance.
The device was on fire when the emergency services arrived, but the firefighters managed to extinguish it.
In total, about thirty gendarmes are on site to secure the site, said the prefect of Haute-Corse, calling not to go to the area so as not to interfere with rescue operations.