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Helicopter, small plane crash in Spain's Mallorca; 7 dead

This photo provided by Incendios f.Baleares shows wreckage on a path near Inca in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. [AP Photo]

Seven people were killed in a collision between a and a on the Spanish island of on Sunday, the government of the Balearic Islands said on Twitter. The victims included two passengers on the plane, and a couple with their two children and the pilot of the helicopter.

A mid-air collision between a sightseeing and a on the Spanish island of killed seven people Sunday, authorities said.

The victims included three adults and two children on the helicopter and two local men on the light plane, the regional government of 's , which include Mallorca, said in a tweet.

Local media reported the helicopter was on a sightseeing tour. One of the helicopter victims was Italian, private Spanish news agency Europa Press said.

Part of the wreckage from the aircraft landed near houses in a rural area.

Authorities have opened an investigation into what happened.

Spain's caretaker prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, sent his condolences on Twitter to the victims' families and expressed sadness at the "tragic accident."

No further details were immediately available.

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