‘Brit pilot and wife’ among four killed after car crashes 250ft off cliff edge

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A British pilot has died along with his wife after a tragic accident saw their car fall 246 feet down a steep ravine in Gran Canaria.

Emergency and Rescue Group were called after a worker noticed damage to concrete barriers in the municipality of Galdar in the province of Las Palmas.

The accident is understood to have involve a single car that had a British pilot, his wife and two of her family members inside it.

Richard, a pilot for Norwegian Air Shuttle and his wife Rita Garcia Bolanos, have been identified as two of the four victims, it has been reported.

The couple were reportedly visiting Rita's father Ivan Garcia Buelna and her sister Marta, according to Spanish media.

Authorities have said the wreckage was reported by a motorway worker on the afternoon of December 9 but believe the accident occurred on the evening of December 8.

Search and rescue went to the area and confirmed a vehicle had fallen a reported 75 metres (246 feet), killing all four occupants.

Rescue workers believe the car crashed through a barrier some time between 9pm and 10pm on Tuesday in bad weather, before plunging down the cliff.

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The bodies have not yet been retrieved due to terrain and weather conditions, making a helicopter or ground rescue far too risky.

A body retrieval has been planned for December 10, weather permitting, but there have been no further reports.

An investigation into the circumstances of the crash is ongoing.

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