Plane crashes in northwestern Germany


 A small plane has crashed at the side of a highway in northwestern
Germany, killing the pilot and seriously injuring the three passengers.
said the single-engine propeller plane plunged to the ground early
Sunday afternoon shortly after taking off from an airfield at Hatten,
near the city of Oldenburg.

The plane crash-landed between a wildlife fence and a guardrail, just feet away from passing cars. Photo / AP
The plane came down at the side of
the A28 highway, with one wing hitting the autobahn’s emergency lane,
but no one on the ground was hurt.
Police say the 69-year-old
pilot died at the scene. The three passengers, two men and a woman,
suffered life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.

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