Boeblingen – After the crash of a small plane in the Böblingen district (Baden-Württemberg), the police have confirmed the deaths of three people. The accident occurred on Saturday morning around 9.45 a.m. The identities of the victims are still unclear, said a police spokesman on Saturday afternoon.
The recovery of the bodies has not yet been completed. The fire brigade and rescue service were on duty with many helpers in the afternoon, and the densely wooded crash site near Steinenbronn was cordoned off over a large area.
According to the police, the small aircraft of the type “Piper” took off on Saturday morning at Stuttgart Airport. The cause of the crash was initially unclear, the investigation continued in the afternoon.
The flight recorder could be recovered according to the information. An expert from the Federal Office for Aircraft Accident Investigations was also at the crash site, it said.
According to an initial report from the German Air Traffic Control (DFS), the single-engine machine was on its way to Magdeburg on Saturday. According to the report, three people were on board the “Piper”, said a spokeswoman.
Shortly after take-off, the pilot reported again to the control center in Langen, after which the machine disappeared from the radar. “The pilot did not make an emergency call,” said the spokeswoman. Shortly after 10 a.m., the plane that crashed was found in the forest near Steinenbronn.