Two men died this Sunday afternoon in Alarilla (pop. 113, Guadalajara) after the small plane they were traveling in crashed into a mountain and caught fire after impact, as reported by the Castilla rescue service 112. The Mancha.
A citizen who was in the accident area, known as La Muela, where paragliding or hang gliding is common, reported to emergency services that he saw the small plane crash at around 1:15 p.m.
According to 112, initial investigations indicate that the deceased departed from an airfield in the province of Teruel and planned to land at another in Guadalajara. Due to the difficult terrain in which the plane crashed, the victims' bodies had to be recovered by a Civil Guard helicopter.
Also taking part in the operation were firefighters from Azuqueca de Henares, Civil Guard agents and health workers from a primary care ambulance and an intensive care unit, who could only certify the death of the two occupants of the plane. The criminal police have taken over the investigation to determine the cause of the accident and identify the victims.
The Aeroclub Montes Universales of Torrremocha de Jiloca in Teruel organized this weekend the La Polar winter meeting with routes through the area and various festive events, such as costume competitions. “They started from here, but they came from land [de aeromodelismo] by Casarrubios del Monte [Toledo]”, explains by telephone Arturo, member of the Montes Universales club and participant in the event. “About 120 planes flew by this weekend,” he explains about the concentration in which he did not come together with the casualties and which ended this Sunday morning.
The area of La Muela, in the municipality of Alarilla, has been one of the pioneer areas in Spain for the practice of paragliding, together with Castejón de Sos in Huesca, and receives a large influx of lovers of this sport, especially on weekends. Week. In 2002, a 45-year-old man practicing this type of gliding died on the same hill when a gust of wind hit him. On this occasion, rescue workers managed to reach the scene of the accident while he was still alive, but he died. A team from the Special High Altitude Rescue Group (GERA) of the Madrid Municipality Fire Department arrived to recover the body.
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