- Category: News
- Created on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 09:21
- Written by Amsterdam Herald
The two planes plunged into a field in Dronten, Flevoland, after making contact shortly after they took from Lelystad Airport on Monday afternoon.
They were taking part in an aerial photo session, with the occupants of one aircraft taking pictures of the other. The two victims who died were in the plane that the photographs were being taken from.
Both the aircraft involved, a General Avia F22 and a DA40, belonged to Wings Over Holland, a training school for pilots that also rents out planes.
One of the two people injured in the crash is the owner of the company that runs the school. They were taken by air ambulance to the VU medical centre in Amsterdam and the Isala clinic in Zwolle.
No details have been made public about the identities of the other victims or the extent of the survivors’ injuries.
Police refused to confirm reports by eyewitnesses to local TV station Omroep Flevoland that the planes were performing stunt manoeuvres just before they collided.
The Dutch Safety Board is investigating the crash and the wreckage of the planes, which landed about 300 metres apart.