A Spanish official says three Frenchmen died when a small plane they were flying in crashed into the side of a fog-shrouded mountain in the northern Navarra region.
The official with the Navarra regional government says the plane that crashed Tuesday was one of 12 which had taken off from the southern French town of Lezignan-Corbieres as part of a fundraising air rally that was to take them all the way down to Senegal in West Africa.
Their first destination in Spain was the northwest city of Salamanca.
The plane crashed in a mountainous region of Navarra where there was thick fog after a day of heavy rains, the official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with department policy.