Monday, January 02, 2012

Father, son flying over Dakar rally die in plane crash

A man and his 12-year old son died after their ultralight plane crashed while they were flying over the Dakar Rally in the coastal town of Orense, in the Buenos Aires province.

The accident took place yesterday a few minutes after noon when the aircraft, which was regularly used for fumigation, was overflying the area where the Dakar Rally was taking place.

The plane crashed near the entrance to the coastal town of Orense and both 37-year old Luis Marcelo Soldavini and his 12-year old son Tomás were instantly killed.

Despite efforts by first responders who immediately showed up at the place of the accident, there was nothing that could have been done to save them.

This is the second tragedy surrounding the Dakar Rally since its beginning on Sunday.

Also yesterday, Argentine Moto racer Jorge Martínez Boero was killed after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed.

El hecho se convirtió en la segunda tragedia relacionada con el Dakar en una jornada en la que también perdió la vida el argentino Jorge Martínez Boero, competidor de la categoría motos.
A father and son died when the plane crashed with following the first stage of Dakar Rally 2012 in the area of ​​Tres Arroyos, Argentina in the province of Buenos Aires.

The accident occurred last Sunday at noon, when they were traveling ultralight Luis Marcelo Soldavini (37) and his son Thomas (11) suffered a malfunction and crashed to the ground, local newspapers reported.

Witnesses in the area quickly called the police and firefighters, though immediately reach the crash site, could do nothing to save them.

These deaths add to the Argentine rider Jorge Martinez Boero, who died after losing control of his motorcycle in the middle of an extensive line between the locality of Necochea and Energy.

No comments:

Post a Comment