Victims of light aircraft crash in Rotterdam canal were from Norway
The two people who died when a light aircraft ditched in a canal near Rotterdam were from Norway, Norwegian media reported on Tuesday.
Dutch police would not confirm a report by broadcaster NRK that the victims were an adult and a schoolboy from Bergen. NRK quoted an administrator at the boy’s school who confirmed they were in contact with the student’s family and police.
The plane took off from Bergen Airport on Sunday and made a stopover in Germany before flying on to the Netherlands, where it crashed in the mouth of the Caland canal.
Divers, an underwater drone and a police sonar boat have been involved in the effort to recover the bodies at the site, where the water is around 25 metres deep.
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