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At least three killed in military plane crash in Spain

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 00:58

Emergency crews are responding to a military plane crash in Spain that a spokesperson says killed at least three people. Nathan Frandino reports.

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The Airbus A400M military transport plane went down just a mile north of Sevilla's San Pablo airport. The wreckage still smoldering as emergency crews surround the crash site. A spokesperson says seven people were on board for the plane's test flight. At least three have died. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy... (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SPANISH PRIME MINISTER MARIANO RAJOY, SAYING: "We want to express our condolences to the families. They were fellow citizens. We are here for all of them." The A400M Atlas was developed for Spain and six other NATO nations. The project is Europe's largest joint defense project, costing 22.4 billion U.S. dollars. The crash is the first fatal accident involving Europe's newest troop and heavy cargo carrier.

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At least three killed in military plane crash in Spain

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 00:58