Emergency crews worked through Wednesday afternoon to remove two bodies found in the wreckage of an ultralight plane, which crashed in mountains near Voss in western Norway earlier in the week.
Police first reached the plane on Tuesday but it had crashed at a 45 degree angle, snapped in half, and the cockpit was buried in snow and ice reported Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). A team of nine rescuers managed to get excavation tools to the remote crash site on Wednesday morning, and discovered the bodies of two men inside the damaged fuselage.
Local sheriff Ivar Hellene told NRK work to free the bodies and salvage the plane progressed quickly with the proper equipment. He would not speculate on the cause of the accident. “Small aircraft experts and two investigators from the Voss police district will now study the wreckage and investigate the matter further,” Hellene said.
Two men from Voss aged 33 and 48 years old took off in the plane from Bømoen airport on Monday. The men were reported missing when one of them didn’t turn up to work on Tuesday. The pair has not been formally identified.