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Cessna plane crashes into Baltic Sea off Latvia coast after NATO scrambled jets

The flight path of the Cessna is seen on the flight tracking website FlightRadar24. Photo courtesy of <a href=FlightRadar24” height=”442″ src=”” title=”The flight path of the Cessna sometimes appears on the flight tracking website FlightRadar24. Photo thanks to FlightRadar24” width=”661″>

The flight path of the Cessna sometimes appears on the flight tracking website FlightRadar24. Photo thanks to FlightRadar24

Sept. 4 (UPI) — An exclusive Cessna plane crashed in to the Baltic Sea off the coast of Latvia on Sunday after NATO scrambled jets to check out the aircraft, officials said.

The plane, registered in Austria, became popular from Jerez in southern Spain around 12: 56 p.m. GMT and was likely to land in Cologne, Germany, the Danish newspaper Bild reported.

The plane reported cabin pressure problems soon after takeoff and officials lost connection with the plane after it left the Iberian Peninsula.

Fighter jets first became popular from Spain and France to measure the situation however the pilots cannot see anyone in the cockpit or cabin, Bild reported. A guy, woman and their daughter were thought to have already been onboard in addition to a pilot.

Once the Cessna passed Cologne, where it had been designed to land, two Eurofighter jets became popular from the Rostock-Laage Airport in Germany but were also struggling to know what was happening in the Cessna and switched off after Rgen.

Denmark then sent an F16 fighter jet to escort the Cessna and the pilots saw it spin and crash off Latvia around 7: 45 p.m., Bild reported.

Prior to the plane crashed, it briefly entered Swedish air space, based on the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

Sweden’s Maritime and Air Rescue Center told Dagens Nyheter a rescue helicopter found the wreckage and an oil slick in the water and that there have been not likely to be survivors from the crash.

A spokesperson for the Lithuanian Air Force told the Mirror that NATO aircraft also became popular from the NATO Baltic Air Police mission in Amari airfield in Estonia.

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