Aviation: At least three killed following mid-air collision in Spain’s Mallorca

At least three people died on Sunday after a helicopter and a light aircraft collided in the skies above the island of Mallorca, rescue services have confirmed.

The accident happened for reasons unknown shortly before 13:45 local time close to the town of Inca, which is in the center of the largest of the Spanish controlled Balearic Islands.

After the collision, the helicopter crashed in a rural area close to Inca, while the aircraft came down near a road.

Three people are confirmed to have lost their lives in the accident, with one in the aircraft and two in the helicopter, but local media add that the death toll could rise to up to five in the coming hours.