Four Killed As Executive Jet Travelling From British Airfield Crashes In Germany

12/01/2014 16:38 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 21:01 GMT

Four people believed to have died when a jet from England crashed in Germany were German nationals, a spokesman for the local airport has said.

The small aircraft came down at lunchtime at a rubbish site near the western city of Trier.

Police said in a statement that the plane appeared to be a Cessna Citation business jet carrying two pilots and two passengers from England to an airfield at Foehren, near the crash site.

A spokesman for Trier-Fohren airfield said the plane was travelling from Shoreham airport in West Sussex and all the deceased were German.

There was no immediate word on a possible cause for the crash.

Shoreham Airport tweeted: "We are aware of the accident at Trier Airport in Germany today which involved an aircraft that departed from Shoreham Airport at 0954 GMT."