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Plane crashes into crowd in Germany killing three people

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Plane crashes into crowd in Germany killing three people

The aircraft came down at Wasserkuppe airfield
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A small plane has crashed into a crowd in the western German state of Hesse on Sunday, police said.

Two women and a boy have reportedly been killed and several others have been injured.

A police statement in local media said police are still trying to identify the victims.

The incident happened around 15:45 local time (1345 GMT) near the town of Fulda.

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

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.