More than 70 West German holidaymakers escaped serious injury on sunday when their chartered jet airliner crashed on take off from Gerona airport in North Eastern Spain.
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Background: More than 70 West German holidaymakers escaped serious injury on sunday when their chartered jet airliner crashed on take off from Gerona airport in North Eastern Spain. Nine of the 20 injured, including the pilot and co-pilot were kept in hospital.
The rear-engine jet, a British-made BAC-III belonged to a Munich-based air Charter company called Bavaria.
The aircraft was taking holidaymakers back to Munich after a stay on the Costa Brava.
On impact the aircraft's tail was broken in two. Later the company named the two injured pilots as Georg Weber, 30, and Friedl Amp, 29.
The crash was the second in the area in less than three weeks. A British Dan-Air Comet bound for Barcelona crashed on a mountain peak on July 3 killing all 112 people on board.