Crash plane left Shoreham airport in Sussex

Four people are believed to have died when a jet flying from Shoreham airport in Sussex crashed in Germany, according to police.

Shoreham Airport's "thoughts are with those affected"

Brighton City Airport, known as Shoreham Airport, released this statement yesterday regarding the plane crash in Germany:

Brighton City Airport, also known as “Shoreham Airport” is aware of the aircraft accident near Trier, Germany today and can confirm that a Cessna Citation 501 departed Brighton City Airport for Trier Airport in Germany at 0954 GMT this morning.

Brighton City Airport sends its condolences to all involved in the accident and our thoughts are with those affected. Brighton City Airport will assist with any subsequent investigation as required by the authorities.

– Brighton City Airport

Shoreham Airport assisting with crash investigation

Brighton City Airport, also known as “Shoreham Airport” is aware of the aircraftaccident near Trier, Germany today and can confirm that a Cessna Citation 501departed Brighton City Airport for Trier Airport in Germany at 0954 GMT thismorning. Brighton City Airport sends its condolences to all involved in the accident and ourthoughts are with those affected. Brighton City Airport will assist with anysubsequent investigation as required by the authorities.

– Spokesperson from Shoreham Airport

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Four dead as plane flying from UK to Germany crashes

Four people are believed to have died when a jet from England crashed in Germany, police said.

The small plane came down at lunchtime at a rubbish site near the city of Trier.

Trier is located in western Germany around 30 miles from Luxembourg. Credit: Google Maps

Police said the plane appeared to be a Cessna Citation business jet carrying two pilots and two passengers from England to an airfield at Foehren, near the crash site. All on board appeared to have died.

The aircraft damaged an electricity pylon as it came down and was ablaze when firefighters arrived at the scene.

There was no immediate word on a possible cause for the crash or the identity of the people aboard.

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Image appears to show German plane wreckage

A photo posted on the aviation-focused Twitter account Bizjets101 appears to show the wreckage of a plane that crashed in Germany during a flight from England today:

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