Saturday, December 4

Pilot school confirms: School plane with three people on board has gone down

The emergency services have arrived at the place where a small plane crashed in Larvik on Tuesday. The extent of the damage is currently unknown.

Emergency services at the old E18 after a report of a small plane has gone down.

Frode Granlund, one of the top managers in the Pilot Flight Academy at Torp Sandefjord, confirms to Aftenposten that one of their school planes has gone down. The aircraft of the type Diamond DA-42 NG Twin Star was registered in the Norwegian Aviation Register in 2019.

– There were three people on board. We have now set crisis staff, says Granlund.

According to its own website, the school is one of Europe’s largest and most modern flight school, and has a large international environment with almost 400 students. According to Flightradar, there were three school planes in the air in the area when the accident happened.

The police announced on Twitter that at 09.21 on Tuesday they were notified that a smaller plane had crashed at Tvedalen outside Larvik.

– The area is located, and rescue crews and resources from the emergency services have arrived at the scene, writes Sørøst police district in a press release.

Telemark newspaper reports that the plane has crashed at Vestmunnvannet.

Larvik police station chief, Tor Eriksen, can not yet provide details about what has happened is a plane crash or a controlled emergency landing.

– We do not have reliable information about the course, nor about where the plane came from or how many people were on board, he says to Aftenposten.

According to Østlands-Posten circles two helicopters at the upper end of Hallevannet, near the old E18. It should be a good distance from Tvedalen, as the police report.

Vegtrafikksentralen states that county road 2962 between Tvedalen and Kjose i is closed due to the accident.

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