Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Planes in Spain

A small passenger plane has crashed 50 km outside of Madrid, according to Spanish authorities. The aircraft, a privately-owned Lockheed carrying five passengers, seems to have suffered some fault mid-air that caused it to rapidly lose altitude. The exact cause of the fault remains to be discovered.

Spanish aviation authorities express concern, though, about one additional unexpected fact concerning the crash: the weather. "The weather was completely cloudless, a glorious sunny day," said Juan Delgado, head of the Madrid Civil Aviation Authority. "This makes the accident so unusual as to be suspect. Domestically, mid-air aircraft accidents are much more likely to occur in inclement weather."

In other words, the planes in Spain fall mainly in the rain.

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