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Crash of a tourist plane in Corsica: two Britons seriously injured

2021-09-14T17:32:18.844Z

Two women were seriously injured in the crash of a small twin-engine tourist plane this Tuesday in the middle of the morning in Haute-Corse, ind



The accident happened on Tuesday around 10:30 am.

"A Beech 18 tourist plane crashed in the town of Vescovato", not far from Bastia-Poretta airport, said in a press release François Ravier, the prefect of Haute-Corse, specifying that the circumstances of the crash 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", he added.

The third person, "unharmed but in shock", was also transported by ambulance to Bastia hospital.

The passengers are two 50-year-old women and a 60-year-old man, all British, sources close to the authorities said.

Third degree burns

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.

According to France 3 Corse, the plane took off from Croatia almost three weeks ago. The aircraft suffered a first damage on August 25, while it was flying over Cap Corse, and was no longer flying with the help of a single engine. He had landed in Bastia-Poretta, as a precaution, and the passengers would have had repairs carried out, reports the local channel.

Source: leparis

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