The Spanish, French and Italian air forces, with support from local air sea rescue services, spent yesterday searching for the survivors of two aircraft which collided over the sea near Cabrera.
Palma.—The operation was all part of an international training exercise which is being carried out in Majorca this week.
The headquarters for Operation Cernia 2014 is the Son San Joan air base near the airport and the operation is being controlled by the command post for the SAR Spanish air sea rescue cue service in Palma.
Yesterday’s training exercise was to test and improve location, search and rescue capabilities in the event of an air accident over water.
Also involved in the operation were Guardia Civil helicopters, the Red Cross and other emergency serviced on the ground which manned the emergency reception and holding centre for the injured at Son San Joan air base.
The victims were then distributed to various hospitals in Palma for further treatment - again testing the capital’s ability to respond to a major incident.