Airplane Falls on House in Northern Greece; No Serious Injuries



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A single-engine airplane crashed into the facade of a house in the village of Proti in Serres, northern Greece on Monday morning; no injuries among the residents were reported.

The 19-year-old pilot of the small airplane emerged with minor injuries and was transported to the Serres General Hospital.

Police have cordoned off the area where ​​the accident occurred, while firefighters remain on the spot in case the aircraft catches fire from residual fuel which may be leaking from it.

Speaking to interviewers from the voria.gr news website, Amphipolis Mayor Stergios Frastanlis said that the single-engine training aircraft which belongs to the Civil Aviation Authority took off from Alexandroupolis and was flying low over the village for several hours, causing concern to residents.

“At one point he (the pilot) tried to take a turn and the wing hit a plane tree in the village square, causing it to fall on the building,” the mayor said. “Fortunately, no one was there at that time and we didn’t have any victims. “The pilot of the aircraft is being transported to the hospital with superficial injuries,” he added.