Four dead in Toledo plane crash

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TRAGEDY: The burning remains of the aircraft.

TWO adults and two children died on Sunday December 4 after the small plane they were travelling in crashed in the Toledo area.

The twin-engined Beechraft King Air 90 had previously left the Cuatro Vientos aerodrome in Madrid and was headed for Cascais in Portugal.

The accident occurred around 4.30pm, barely 20 minutes after the plane took off. The aircraft crashed in a wooded area between the municipalities of Sotillo de las Palomas and Segurilla. The plane burst into flames upon impact and all of the occupants died instantly. At the present moment, the reason for the accident remains unclear. Police are currently investigating the case in an effort to clarify exactly why the tragedy occurred. 

The crash was originally witnessed by a nearby shepherd who reported the incident to emergency workers. Firefighters went to the crash site and put out the flames, which took around two hours. Eyewitness reports have indicated that the two adults had been in the front of the aircraft and the children, who were between the ages of six and 10, had been in the back. At the present moment, the identities of the four victims have not still not been released to the public. 

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