3 People Killed in Plane Crash in Germany, 2 More Die in Collision With Police Vehicle Responding to Plane Crash

A damaged police car is seen next to a road in Langen near Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, March 31, 2019. The police car with two police officers was on the way to a nearby plane crash as it collided with another car, background, carrying two young people who died in the crash. The police officers were seriously injured. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

German police say a pilot and two passengers are believed to have died in the crash of a small airplane near Frankfurt and two more people died in a collision with a police vehicle responding to the scene.

Police said the six-seater airplane took off in France and was on its way to the central German town of Egelsbach when it crashed and burned in a field Sunday afternoon near Erzhausen, 10 kilometers (6 miles) south of Frankfurt.

Police said they believed three people were aboard but said they were still working on positive identification of the victims as well as confirming the number of occupants.

The dpa news agency, citing police, reported that three people in a police vehicle were seriously injured in the traffic crash while the two people in the other car died.