Luxembourg light aircraft crashes in field
(ADW) Three occupants of a Luxembourg registered single-engine light aircraft were lucky to escape suffering only from shock after it crashed in a field just over the border in France.
The incident happened on Monday in a rapeseed field close to Volmerange-les-Mines, the first town in France near Dudelange. A Piper PA 28 took off from Luxembourg airport and for reasons not divulged, crash landed in an area known as 'Plateau de Bruyeres'.
The plane crashed violently causing serious damage to the landing gear, but miraculously the three occupants escaped with no physical injuries, only shock.
Emergency services rushed from the French town of Thionville, and from a distance the only clue of the crash was the aircraft's tail fin sticking up above the rapeseed plantations.
Information surrounding the crash details is sketchy, but it is known that the flight was carried out as part of a flying lesson. However as the accident is under investigation by French authorities, Luxembourg's Civil Aviation has been unable to provide more information.
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