A private plane that had taken off from Jerez de la Frontera crashes in Latvia

Jerez Airport terminal building, in a file image. AENA (AENA) A private plane crashed early this Sunday night off the coast of Latvia, as announced by the Swedish rescue service, and after a NATO plane followed it for part of its erratic trajectory. The aircraft, an Austrian-flagged Cessna 551, had taken off from Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) at 2:56 p.m., without its destination being recorded, according to the Flight Radar 24 flight tracking website, which stopped receiving information from the device when it was at 2,100 feet (640 meters). Media reports indicate that OE-FGR was not reachable by air traffic control authorities for some time. Just a few moments ago, we stopped receiving signals from the aircraft. Final altitude received was 2100 ft at -8000fpm descent. https://t.co/iIVNoMNksW pic.twitter.com/EbRUhqCGLm— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) September 4, 2022 The plane changed course twice, in Paris and in Cologne, Germany, before heading straight for the Baltic Sea and pass near the island of Gotland (Sweden). At 7:37 p.m., the tracking website indicated that it was losing speed and altitude. “We have learned that the ship has crashed (in the sea) northwest of the city of Ventspils, in Latvia,” said a spokesman for the Swedish rescue service. “It has disappeared from the radar”, he added. A helicopter from the Latvian air force has moved to the crash site to carry out search and rescue work. During the flight, a NATO fighter jet stationed at the Amari air base in Estonia followed the plane, according to a Latvian air force spokesman. The number of possible victims of the accident has not yet been disclosed. The Cessna 551 has a length of 14.39 meters and a wingspan of 15.90 meters. According to the specialized Airliners website, the cabin can accommodate up to 10 passenger seats, although the standard layout is only six, with space for only two crew members. Cruising speed is 746 kilometers per hour. What affects the most is what happens closest. To not miss anything, subscribe.Subscribe