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Three dead as plane crashes into apartment building and bursts into flames in German city of Wesel 

Three dead as microlight plane crashes into apartment building and bursts into flames in German city of Wesel

  • Witnesses told local media that the light aircraft had collided with hot-air balloon
  • The crash happened in the city of Wesel around 35 miles north of Dusseldorf
  • Firefighters and police are at the scene and the area has been cordoned off 

Three people have died after a small plane crashed into an apartment building and burst into flames in Germany. 

A child is also believed to have been injured in the accident, which happened in Wesel, around 35 miles north of Dusseldorf.  

The pilot is still missing, according to local media.

Three people have died after a small plane crashed into an apartment building and burst into flames in Germany (file image)

Witnesses told local media that the light aircraft had collided with a hot-air balloon shortly before the crash. 

Firefighters and police are at the scene and the area has been cordoned off. 

The roof of the apartment building in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia caught fire after the plane crashed into it, a police spokesman said. 

More to follow.  

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