A small plane crashed in Austria on Thursday during a flight from Zagreb, Croatia, killing all four people on board. The AP and AFP agencies reported on this with reference to today’s Austrian police report. According to information from the Austrian public broadcaster ORF, the plane got into trouble in bad weather while flying over the Alps, and three Austrians and one German apparently lost their lives.
The single-engine, four-seat Cirrus SR20 plane crashed on Thursday afternoon near the village of Lintsching in the Tamsweg district, about 90 kilometers southeast of Salzburg, police said. The plane took off from the Croatian capital about two hours earlier.
Police said the bodies of four people were recovered from the wreckage, but they have not yet been identified. Investigators ordered an autopsy. The cause of the accident is not yet known, the police added in the report.
Public broadcaster ORF said on its website that according to preliminary information, two pilots from Upper Austria, one passenger from Salzburg and one from Germany were on board the plane. According to witnesses, the weather in the area was extremely bad with strong gusty winds, persistent rain and reduced visibility.