Palma de Mallorca.—Crash investigators said that the accident happened around 11.50am yesterday morning. For reasons which are as yet unclear, the microlight crashed onto land near the El Cruce restaurant on one of the roundabouts at the 42 kilometre mark of the Manacor to Palma dual carriageway.

Some eye witnesses from cars reported sighting a small yellow-coloured aircraft which was flying at medium height but suddenly started to lose altitude. News of the crash was relayed to Local Police, Guardia Civil, the Majorcan Fire Service, the Accident Rapid Response Unit, Civil Defence Groups and other Emergency Services.

Paramedics said the two people had died at the scene of the crash.
Police sources confirmed the victims as 48-year-old Andy Tille who was the owner of the Gyrocopter flight school and pupil Matthias Shallwig, aged 31.
Double tragedy
It was just two weeks ago when two British men died in a helicopter accident which took place in a wooded area, Coll de Sa Gramola, between Andratx and Estellencs.

The crash happened after a British registered helicopter had taken off from Son Bonet airport at 10.40am on 12th November. Accident investigators have so far established that the cause of the helicopter crash was mechanical but further research is needed to ascertain precise details.