UPDATE: Four killed in Seville plane crash


The Airbus A400M crashed into a pylon shortly after take-off Killing four people and seriously injuring two others.

The test flight of the military transporter in Seville crashed at 1pm, Saturday, shortly after take-off from St. Paul in its maiden test flight. A lieutenant colonel and two commanders of the Air Force, as well as a civilian died in the crash, while a sergeant and a another civilian remain seriously wounded.

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They all worked for the European consortium Airbus Defence.

An investigation has been launched into the accident as the two black boxes are discovered and handed over to investigators the government said in a statement.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy late on Saturday asked for maximum transparency from Airbus during the investigation into the cause of the crash.

Turkey, Britain and Germany are to ground their fleets of A400Ms, (Europe’s new troop and cargo carrier) after the first crash involving Europe’s largest defence project which has already been marred by delays and costs.


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