3 Killed in Small Plane Crash in Western Germany
GermanyThe Associated Press

Three people were killed Saturday when an ultralight aircraft crashed into a multi-family home in western Germany, police said.

North Rhine-Westphalia police said the aircraft crashed into the roof of the house in the town of Wesel, sparking a fire, the dpa news agency reported.

Emergency services attend the scene after a light plane crashed into an apartment building
Emergency services attend the scene after a light plane crashed into an apartment building in Wesel, Germany, on July 25, 2020. David Young/dpa via AP)

A small child suffered minor injures before the blaze was put out.

Witnesses told local media that the aircraft had collided with a hot-air balloon shortly before the crash.

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Emergency services attend the scene after a light plane crashed into an apartment building in Wesel, Germany, on July 25, 2020. David Young/dpa via AP)

The aircraft was capable of carrying two people, but police said it was not yet clear how many people were on board and the three people killed have not yet been identified.

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Emergency services attend the scene after a light plane crashed into an apartment building in Wesel, Germany, on July 25, 2020. David Young/dpa via AP)

Reuters contributed to this report