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Mallorca helicopter crash kills two British men
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thinkSPAIN , Sunday, November 13, 2011

TWO British men have been killed in a helicopter crash in Mallorca.

They reportedly set off from the aerodrome in Son Bonet at 10.40hrs on Saturday, and their craft plunged off a cliff in the Coll de Sa Gramola area, a hillside close to the Ma-10 road between Andratx and Estellencs, at kilometre 108, within the boundaries of the village of Andratx.

The crash occurred near an area called Es Campas, heavily frequented by people searching for wild mushrooms, and witnesses – who called the emergency services – have given conflicting versions of the incident.

Some say the helicopter exploded when it hit the ground, whilst others claim it blew up in the air before falling.

The flames caused by the collision caused a forest fire which wiped out around 1,000 square metres of woodland.

It is thought that the craft belonged to the pilot training and helicopter rental company, Sloane Helicopters, but the company denies this.

They say the craft was privately owned by one of the deceased, said to be a middle-aged married man with a daughter in her late 20s.

He was allegedly on holiday in Mallorca at the time and had taken a friend up in his helicopter, another British man.

 
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