Four people are believed to have died when a jet flying from Shoreham Airport crashed in Germany, according to police. The small plane came down at lunchtime at a rubbish site near the city of Trier. All those killed are German.
Shoreham Airport has said it is "aware" of today's accident in Germany involving a plane that departed from its airport:
We are aware of the accident at Trier Airport in Germany today which involved an aircraft that departed from Shoreham Airport at 0954 GMT.
Images show the burnt-out wreckage of a twin-engine business jet that has crashed in western Germany, killing all four people on board.
A spokesman for Trier-Fohren airfield, where a plane has crashed, said the jet was travelling from Shoreham airport in West Sussex and that all the deceased were German.
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:
SAD - N... Citation clipped hydro lines, flipped upside down and crashed on approach to Trier-Fohren Airport Germany http://t.co/XYImo9MqLU
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.
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.