Light aircraft explodes in the air near Czech-Austrian border

A Czech two-seater plane exploded in the air on Friday morning near the town of Eidenberg in Austria, some 20 kilometres from the Czech-Austrian border. The pilot was killed in the accident and according to early reports he appears to have been alone in the cabin. Debris from the plane was scattered over a wide area. It is not clear if the accident had anything to do with the adverse flight conditions caused by the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland.