Four dead in Spain military plane crash. An Airbus military transport aircraft with seven on board crashed near Seville airport in Spain on Saturday, killing at least four people, emergency services said. Antena 3 has reported seven people were on board the aircraft, one of whom have been transferred to hospital with serious injuries while four are reported dead and two still missing after plane crash. All the passengers aboard the A400M were Airbus employees.
The crash happened a mile north of Seville airport after the plane, which was headed to Turkey, developed a fault. Britain's Ministry of Defense provisionally suspended use of Britain's two A400Ms eventually. Spain's air traffic controllers said on their Twitter account that the pilots had communicated just before the collision that a fault was affecting the flight. Spain's defense ministry said that the plane was not being flown by the Spanish military, and was under trial.
Photos on social media showed a heavy plume of black smoke from the crash site, and firefighters dousing the area in power to put out the flame. Spain's airport authority AENA confirmed that Seville airport has been closed on Saturday because its fire crews have gone to attend the crash outside its perimeter barrier. All flights to Seville are being directed to Malaga and Jerez airports, AENA says.