The Telegraph: Military plane crashes during test flight near Seville

Military plane with six on board crashes during test flight near Seville, killing four and forcing Britain to 'pause' its use of the A400M

A military plane has crashed near Seville, coming down in a field 15 minutes after take off and bursting into flames, killing four people and leaving the other two passengers seriously injured.

Spain's air traffic controllers said on their Twitter account that the pilots had communicated just before the impact that a fault was affecting the flight. The impact occurred a mile north of Seville airport, they said.

Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, said all of those on board were Spanish employees of Airbus.

WNU Editor: This occurred during a test flight which raises serious questions on what went wrong during this Airbus' A400M transport plane flight test. Bottom line .... this is a serious setback for Airbus.

More News On Saturday's A400M Military Transport Test Flight Crash

Airbus A400M Transport Plane Crashes in Spain -- WSJ
Airbus A400M military transporter crashes on test flight, killing four -- Reuters
Britain grounds both its A400 planes -- AFP
Nations ground A400M planes after deadly Spain crash -- AFP
Airbus A400M Remains on Ground Across Europe After Fatal Crash -- Bloomberg
Planes grounded after Spain crash -- Press Association
RAF grounds new military transport planes after Spanish version crashes into field near Seville airport, killing up to five people -- Daily Mail
UK halts Airbus A400M usage after Seville crash -- The Guardian
France to fly its A400M fleet for now after Spain crash -- Reuters
Airbus 400M crash: A setback to military cargo plane project? -- Marcelo del Pozo, CSM/Reuters
Facbox: Airbus A400M military transport plane -- Reuters

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