Suspected ghost flight: Private jet on the way from Spain to Cologne crashes into the Baltic Sea

According to consistent Swedish media reports, a Cessna 551 private jet has crashed over the Baltic Sea.

Suspected ghost flight: Private jet on the way from Spain to Cologne crashes into the Baltic Sea

According to consistent Swedish media reports, a Cessna 551 private jet has crashed over the Baltic Sea. According to media reports, the German machine was on its way from Spain to Cologne. As data from Flightradar24 show, the jet flew over Cologne and then on to Rügen and Bornholm in the direction of the Swedish island of Gotland.

A little later, the Cessna lost a lot of altitude. According to the newspaper "Dagens Nyheter", the sea and air rescue center announced shortly before 8 p.m. that the plane had disappeared from the radar. "Our helicopter from Visby is on its way to the place where we fear the plane crashed," said Jonas Wahlstrom of the newspaper's Sea and Air Rescue Center.

The newspaper "Aftonbladet" writes that a plane from the Swedish Coast Guard is circling over the crash site. They would have found oil stains and debris. "This plane crashed. The chance of finding survivors is minimal," said Lars Antonsson of the Sea and Air Rescue Center.

According to information from "Dagens Nyheter", air traffic control tried to contact the pilot when the machine passed Cologne Airport - but received no answer. German and Danish fighter jets were then sent into the air.

Wahlström told TV broadcaster SVT that there were four people on board. The German and Danish fighter pilots could not have made contact with the pilots. No contact could be made with the passengers either. According to the "Bild" newspaper, a man, a woman and a daughter were on board in addition to a pilot. According to previously unconfirmed "Bild" information, there should have been problems with the cabin pressure.

More on this shortly here at stern. This article is continuously updated.

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