Four feared dead in private jet crash in Baltic Sea

HELSINKI — 4 passengers aboard a non-public jet touring from Spain to Germany have been feared lifeless after the airplane crashed into the Baltic Sea off Latvia’s coast on Sunday, in response to Swedish and German media studies.

The Cessna Quotation 551 jet, which had taken off from the Spanish metropolis of Jerez within the afternoon, disappeared from radar whereas flying over the Baltic Sea northwest of the Latvian port metropolis of Ventspils, Swedish information company TT reported.

The plane, registered in Austria, was en path to Cologne, Germany. German media stated the passengers have been a household of three — a person, a girl and their daughter — along with the pilot.

German newspaper Bild stated that the airplane had reported shortly after takeoff that there was an issue with pressurization within the cabin. However authorities misplaced radio contact with the plane quickly after, and Spanish and French fighter jets have been dispatched to intercept the airplane.

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