MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Nine skydivers leapt from a plane in eastern Spain on Friday when the aircraft lost a wing and plunged to earth, killing the pilot and one passenger, according to the country's Interior Ministry.
The News network Cadena Ser, citing local witnesses, reported that four of the parachutists were injured, two of them seriously.
A 23-year-old man suffered a back injury and a 52-year-old man was being treated for a neck injury, Cadena Ser said in its radio and Web site news reports.
Two other skydivers suffered light injuries and the remaining five were unhurt, the network said.
A spokeswoman for the Interior Ministry said the plane, which was used for skydiving practice, burned on impact, killing the pilot and a passenger.
Three of the jumpers were hospitalized, the spokeswoman told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity in keeping with ministry rules.The plane took off from Lillo, in the province of Toledo. The cause of the crash was not immediately known, the spokeswoman said.