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The crash site of the Airbus A400M.
The crash site of the Airbus A400M.

Airbus A400M crashes near Seville Airport in Spain

A Airbus A400M MSN23 has crashed near Seville Airport in southern Spain. The aircraft crashed shortly after taking off for a test flight. All the occupants of the aircraft are believed to have been killed in the crash.

The Airbus A400M Atlas is a four-engine military transport aircraft. It was designed by Airbus Military as a tactical airlifter to replace older transport aircraft like the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules.

United Kingdom, Ministry of Defence spokeswoman

“We are aware of reports that there has been an A400M crash in Seville. As a precaution, the UK’s A400M aircraft are temporarily paused.”

An Airbus A400M F-WWWZ performing a display at RIAT 2014.
An Airbus A400M F-WWWZ performing a display at RIAT 2014.

Update 1

Airbus has confirmed that the aircraft was carrying a total crew of six on board and that four of the crew members have been killed. Two other crew members are currently in hospital in a serious condition.

The aircraft was to be the third aircraft to be delivered to the Turkish air force. The formal delivery was scheduled for June 2015.

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