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Military plane crashes, killing crew

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 12:00 AM


A military transport plane crashed near Seville airport in south western Spain yesterday, killing at least three crew members.

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said up to 10 crew members were aboard the brand new Airbus A400M aircraft that was undergoing flight trials at the airport.

A Spanish Interior Ministry spokeswoman at the scene of the crash told The Associated Press that two injured crew members had been rescued alive and taken to hospitals in Seville, one still conscious and another with serious burns.

She said three bodies were recovered from the wreckage, which is still being inspected.

Airbus confirmed the crash in a statement and said the aircraft was intended for delivery to Turkey.