Small Plane Crashes Into Crowd in Germany, Several People Killed

October 14, 2018 Updated: October 14, 2018

BERLIN—Several people died when a Cessna plane crashed into a crowd in the western German state of Hesse on Oct. 14, police said.

Several more people were injured in the incident that happened around 3:45 p.m. in the Rhoen region near the town of Fulda, police said.

Local media reported that the pilot lost control of the aircraft when trying to land at Wasserkuppe.

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The Cessna hit two adults and a child at an airfield on the approximately 950-metre (3,100 foot) high Wasserkuppe plateau in the central state of Hesse, on Oct. 14, 2018. (Joscha Reinheimer/AFP/Getty Images)

It appeared that something went wrong during the procedure so the pilot tried to take off again but the Cessna did not pick up, broke through a barrier and rolled into a waiting crowd, Osthessen News reported.

According to a Bild newspaper report, three people were fatally injured.

by Michael Nienaber