Two casualties in ultra-light plane crash near Rishon Lezion

Paramedics found the two men lifeless in the burning plane.

January 25, 2015 09:30

Light plane crash in Rishon Lezion.

Light plane crash in Rishon Lezion.

An ultra-light plane crashed Sunday morning by the Superland amusement park in Rishon Lezion killing two, MDA reported.

MDA paramedics on site said that the two men were found  trapped and dead inside the plane which had been destroyed by fire.

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"When we arrived on the scene we saw that the light plane crashed on a roof in the amusement park's compound," said Yehuda Mizrahi, Head of Rishon Lezion's branch of the United Hatzalah rescue forces. "Unfortunately, the two passengers were killed immediately as the plane ignited in flames," he added, saying that firefighters rushed to put out the flames.

"Circumstances of the incident will have to be investigated by police," Mizrahi said.

According tot initial findings, the ultra-light plane took off from a Rishon Lezion landing strip Sunday morning, with a pilot and one passenger on board.

Ten minutes into flight, overtaken by heavy fog, the pilot set to return to the landing strip.

The plane was last spotted entering a cloud of fog and crashing shortly thereafter.

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