Richard Addicott has been named as one of many victims of the crash (Image: Fb/Newsflash )
Tributes have been paid to a British pilot who died alongside his spouse and two members of her household after their automobile plunged 250ft off a street in Gran Canaria.
Pals and former colleagues have described Richard Addicott as ‘the nicest individual ever’ following news of the tragedy.
Richard, a aid captain for Norwegian Air, his spouse Rita Garcia Bolanos and her father and sister have been all killed within the accident, based on Spanish media reviews.
Native paper La Nueva Espana stated the automobile is believed to have crashed simply 10 minutes into their 90-minute journey.
The group had been visiting Rita’s grandmother in Artenara on Tuesday earlier than driving again to Las Palmas in fog and rain.
The automobile is assumed to have smashed into crash obstacles on a pointy right-hand flip and plunged off the cliff on the left-hand aspect of the street, rolling a number of instances down the embankment.
The wreckage was found on the backside of a ravine on the afternoon of December 9.
Nevertheless authorities investigating the accident imagine the crash occurred 18 hours earlier than, at round 9pm in the course of the night of December 8.
Richard was working as a aid captain for Norwegian Air (Image: Fb)
Emergency companies, together with a helicopter, have been scrambled to the scene. One rescue employee was in a position to descend to the automobile to verify 4 folks had died, however climate situations and the instability of the automobile made it troublesome to get well the our bodies.
La Nueva named these within the crash as Rita Garcia Bolanos, her husband Richard, her father Ivan Garcia Buelga, and her sister Marta Garcia Bolanos.
Richard and Rita lived in London however returned to Gran Canaria typically to go to Rita’s father Ivan and her grandmother, based on native media
Marta lived in Gran Canaria the place she was often known as an energetic one who participated in native sports activities and in addition dabbled in native politics.
Richard and Rita are thought to have lived in London however visited Gran Canaria usually
Father Ivan grew up in northern Spain the place he was employed as a woodworker, earlier than transferring to Gran Canaria a long time in the past the place he met and married spouse Lucía.
The pair had three daughters – Rita, Marta and Raquel – earlier than Lucía died from an extended sickness a number of years in the past.
Raquel lives in Avilés the place she runs a sports activities store.
Tributes have been paid to the household in each Spain and the UK
A former colleague of Richard’s, Kye Lopez, informed the Every day Mirror: ‘It’s so extremely unhappy to listen to of his passing as he was a serious pal, and even an even bigger inspiration to turn out to be a pilot to me.
The world the place the accident passed off (Image: Newsflash)
‘He was at all times instructing me one thing about flying and displaying me how one can do issues within the cockpit.
‘The second he knew I used to be eager about going to aviation faculty I feel he made it a mission to show me a minimum of 5 issues each time we flew collectively.’
Others have paid tribute on Fb, with one former colleague describing him as ‘one of many nicest folks I’ve ever met’.
One other stated ‘a really nice individual handed away’.
Norwegian Air additionally paid tribute, with a spokesman saying: ‘Our ideas are with the household, mates and colleagues of Aid Captain Richard Addicott throughout this unhappy time.’
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