Canary Islands: Plane Crashes Into Sea Off Gran Canaria [UPDATE: False Report]

March 27, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A plane was reported to have crashed into the sea of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands on Thursday but a local radio station retracted the report.

The Canary Islands emergency services said that a ship was mistaken for an airline, reported Reuters.

In the sea there is a towing another boat carrying a crane. In the distance it looked like a plane, but it is not. False alarm,” reported the local Spanish Twitter account @controllers.

The similarity of these ships with an aircraft has been such that even several drivers were confused,” it said.

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