The Malta Independent 27 May 2019, Monday

Maltese man, wife killed in plane crash in United States

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 19:37 Last update: about 4 months ago

A Maltese man and his wife have died in a plane crash in the United States on Friday, US media report.

The pilot, 75-year-old Carmel 'Charles’ Azzopardi, and the passenger, 49-year-old Paula Azzopardi, both of Amarillo, died as a result of the crash in Roberts County, Texas, on Friday morning.

The single-engine aircraft went down just west of the Hemphill County line.


Azzopardi migrated to the US when he was young and his three children live in Malta. 

Azzopardi was a regular visitor to Malta and was last here in November.

The Foreign Ministry said they were in contact with the US authorities about the incident.



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