A small plane crashed on the roof of an empty house in Tyrol. The two passengers on the plane were seriously injured.
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- A German couple crashed their small plane on a residential building in Tyrol.
- The two were seriously injured, but the damaged house was empty.
A small plane crashed on the roof of a residential building in western Austria on Sunday. According to the police, the German couple on board the plane were seriously injured. There was no one in the house in the Tyrolean municipality of Höfen at the time of the accident.
The plane got stuck in the house roof and the two occupants of the plane were trapped in the wreckage. This was reported by the APA news agency, citing the police. The fire department rescued the 54-year-old pilot and his 56-year-old wife. After being rescued, they were flown to a hospital in a helicopter.
The crash happened at 3:17 p.m., police said. The plane took off from the nearby Reutte-Höfen airfield. Problems are said to have arisen on the tarmac. This was reported by the Austrian broadcaster ORF.
According to the police, eyewitnesses reported that the aircraft had lost considerable altitude immediately after take-off. The cause of the crash was initially unclear. The authorities initiated investigations.
The totally damaged aircraft was secured for assessment. There were no other injuries. The residents of the house were not in the house at the time of the crash, the police said.
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