A military plane crashed into a field near Seville airport in Spain on Saturday morning, killing up to 10 people on board.
The Spanish defence ministry, the Airbus A400M aircraft was undergoing flight trials at San Pablo airport in southern Spain this morning when it crashed.
According to Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, up to 10 crew members were aboard the brand new plane.
Spanish media reports that all flights to Seville are being diverted to Malaga and Jerez airports.
Mr Rajoy said: “We express our deepest sympathy. They were fellow countrymen.’ He also cancelled the day’s political meetings on the campaign trail for local elections on May 24.
“The plane that crashed a mile north of Seville airport in an non-residential area was not a commercial craft,’ said a spokesman for the regional emergency services.
Just yesterday (Friday), a military helicopter crashed in Pakistan killing the ambassadors of Norway and Philippines and four others on board. Another small plane crashed same day in Atlanta, USA, killing four people