Initial information from the Red Cross on Thursday afternoon reported two seriously injured people. The accident occurred in the Lintsching district of Sankt Andrä, in the middle of the forest in steep, impassable terrain.
According to media reports, the small plane is said to have taken off from Croatia and ran into unknown problems shortly after 3 p.m., which led to the crash. According to an eyewitness who heard a bang and alerted the rescue services, it was a motor glider.
Continuous rain and the steep terrain made the rescue difficult, which continued even at midnight. Details about the aircraft and its occupants are currently unknown. An emergency doctor helicopter, an emergency doctor and three rescue vehicles from the Red Cross, fire brigade, mountain rescue and police were in action.
The Salzburg State Criminal Police Office and aviation experts are now examining the wreckage to determine the cause of the crash.
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