Pilot killed after plane crashes on German motorway

Roshina Jowaheer
Germany Small Plane Crash
Germany Small Plane Crash



A small plane crashed into a motorway in northern Germany on Sunday killing the pilot and injuring three other people on board.

The plane had just taken off from a nearby airfield when it got into difficulty.


Germany Small Plane Crash
Germany Small Plane Crash



Firefighters were pictured at the crash site near highway A28 in Hatten near Oldenburg.

The cause of the crash is unclear but local police said the male pilot died.

According to Nordwest-Zeitung via The Daily Mail, the small plane crash-landed between a fence and a guardrail, just metres from passing cars.

Emergency services said a man, believed to be the co-pilot of the Cessna 172, is in a "serious condition".

Sputnik News reports that the injured were airlifted to hospital.

The motorway was blocked off in both directions due to explosion risks caused by a fuel leak.

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