Police: Three people lost their lives in the plane crash in Larvik

Plane crash LarvikPhoto: Trond Reidar Teigen / NTB
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Police confirmed that three people died in the plane crash in Larvik on Tuesday. One was an instructor, and the other two were students at a flight school.

Their relatives have been notified and will be followed up by crisis teams in their respective home municipalities, the police wrote in a press release.

“The aircraft is affiliated with Pilot Flight Academy. It took off from Torp Airport earlier today. One of the dead is an instructor at the school, and two were students,” the press release states.

At 9:21 AM on Tuesday, the police were notified that a plane was crashing in Tvedalen in Larvik Municipality.

The plane crashed in rough terrain in the forest.

“The aircraft is a relatively small twin-engine Diamond DA42 that was fairly new,” Kåre Halvorsen, director of the aviation department at the Accident Investigation Board, said earlier on Tuesday.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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