Saturday, November 12, 2011

Majorca Helicopter Crash kills 2 British Nationals - 12th Nov 2011

Two Britons have been killed when their helicopter crashed in a mountainous area of the Spanish island of Majorca.

The helicopter came down in a wooded area between Andratx and Estellencs.

A fire brigade spokesman said the occupants were killed immediately and the helicopter totally destroyed.

He said access to the area was difficult. The two men killed were not identified but police said the British consulate on the Mediterranean island popular with tourists had been informed.

Witnesses saw smoke rising from the wreckage in woodland in Coll de Sa Gramola on the Balearic island.

Jose Luis Montoya, a spokesman for Majorca's Emergency Services, told The Daily Telegraph: "We received several calls at around 11.10am from witnesses saying they had seen a helicopter crash down in flames in a wooded area. Read More