Eleven feared dead in Poland parachute plane crash

Eleven people were feared killed after a plane taking them on a parachute jump crashed in southern Poland shortly after take off, spokespeople for emergency medical services and fire services said.

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Crashed plane operated by Poland parachute school

A plane which crashed in Poland had been operated by a private parachuting school, took off from the Rudniki airfield just outside Czestochowa, a fire spokesman said.

A policeman inspects the site of the crash of the Piper PA-31 Navajo plane in Topolow near Czestochowa Credit: REUTERS/Maciej Kuron/Agencja Gazeta

"From what we know 11 people were killed," said Justyna Sochacka, spokeswoman for the Air Rescue said

"There were 12 people onboard the plane."

A spokesman for the headquarters of fire services, Pawel Fratczak, said the crashed plane was a Piper PA-31 Navajo.

"The plane caught fire after it hit the ground," Fratczak said. The Piper PA-31 Navajo plane is produced by US firm Piper Aircraft.

Eleven feared dead in Poland parachute plane crash

An emergency medical services and fire services spokesman said eleven people were feared dead after a plane taking them on a parachute jump crashed in southern Poland shortly after take off.

Eleven feared dead in Poland parachute plane crash Credit: PA

One man in his forties survived and was taken to hospital in the city of Czestochowa in serious condition, 207 kilometres (129 miles) south-west of Warsaw.

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