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DA-42 airplane crashed in Corsica: perhaps due to wind or stall

Ghisonaccia, Corsica - Two couples very famous of the business on board

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(WAPA) - New details emerged about the tragedy happened yesterday in Corsica in which four French people dead.
The airplane -a Diamond DA-42 Twin Star with registration F-HFBS- according to the local press, would have been the Alsace's businessman Roland Sommer who was at the airplane control. Took off from Strasbourg yesterday morning with his wife Barbara, Sommer had made stop-over at the Cannes Airport to embark a couple of friends -Jean-Claude Schmitt and his wife Jacqueline, also them famous in the business sector- and from here reach Ghisonaccia, city of the eastern part of Corsica, situated at around 90 kms at South of Bastia.
According to the recreation reported by the local media, once arrived to the destination airport, at about 2:25pm the airplane towards the runway would have had to perform a go around due to the strong blasts of wind. The DA-42 tried to get again altitude but crashed shortly after due to a stall -a witness saw it to fall heavily- in a vineyard at around 800m from the runway, near the house of the Mayor of the little French town.
Despite the rescue rapidity -with over 20 firemen and many rescue vehicles- four passengers are not survived to the impact. Also a dog of one of the couples, also it dead, was on board.
According to the French Police -that will verify the event- the crash causes could be attributable to wind and a probably stall, and not for an engine failure, possibility excluded. (Avionews)
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(World Aeronautical Press Agency - )