Two die when small plane crashes in east Bohemia

Two people died on Saturday when a small sports plane they were travelling in crashed on the edge of a forest near Sobíňov, east Bohemia. The aircraft went up in flames after hitting the ground, a police spokesperson said. Witnesses said it appeared the crash was due to engine failure. Since April 2006, over 40 people have died in crashes involving small planes in the Czech Republic.

Author: Ian Willoughby