Dutch Plane Crashes in Croatia Killing Three, Site Inspection Now Over

Katarina Anđelković

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May 22, 2023 – A Dutch plane crashed over the weekend at Mala Kapela in Croatia, and it seems that all the passengers were killed. There were most likely three passengers, which is how many the flight plan stated. This was confirmed by an eyewitness at the crash site of the Cirrus 20 plane conducted by the Karlovac police and the chief aviation investigator.

As the DORH reported, “an investigation and determination of all the circumstances of the crash of the Cirrus 20 aircraft is ongoing in the wooded part of Mala Kapela in the area of the town of Ogulin”, writes Index.

“A fire broke out on the plane”

Chief aviation inspector Danko Petrin told Hina from the accident site that all the passengers on the Dutch plane died and that the plane was a badly damaged wreck that, in addition to mechanical damage, was also destroyed by fire.

He added that the County State Attorney’s Office is conducting an on-site investigation, which will be followed by data collection.

“We need to get air traffic control data, the communication they had with the pilot, radar, and other data, and then we will get a complete picture and, hopefully, an answer to the question of what and why it happened,” said Petrin.

The cause of the crash has not yet been confirmed

He dismissed as speculation the claim that the cause of the plane crash was bad weather because they “are guided only by facts, and bad weather conditions do not automatically mean that they are the cause of the plane crash.”

Petrin also confirmed that it was a Dutch plane in which, according to the flight plan, there were three passengers from the Netherlands, and whether this is so and who the passengers are will be determined by the autopsy, which should also provide answers about the exact time of the crash and the cause of death.

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