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Tragedy in Bosnia: a light airplane crashes, five people die, among them three children - VIDEO

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina - The aircraft was making a sightseeing flight on the occasion of an open day. The young victims were sons of employees of Mostar airport

A light airplane crashed on Saturday at a short distance from Mostar International Airport in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The aircraft -a Fuji FA-200-160 Aero Subaru of 1971 and with registration E7-AAS- was making a sightseeing flight on the occasion of an "open day" that took place at the airport when at 3:50 pm it crashed to the ground and caught fire killing the flight instructor, a young male and three children. Ambulances and rescuers soon got to the place of the accident. According to what Marin Raspudic -director of the airport of Mostar- said, two children were sons of a fireman of the airport, the third one was son of an employee in service at the control tower. The Fuji FA-200 Aero Subaru is a single-engine low-wing aircraft produced by the Japanese manufacturer Fuji Heavy Industries from 1968 until 1986. There are 275 units. It has lenght 8,17 m, wingspan 9,42 metri, height 2,59 m, a wing area of 14 square meters and it can reach a service sealing of 4175 m. Its cruise speed is 167 km/h but it can reach 233 km/h. Below, the video of the crash site:

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