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German plane evacuated Madeira bus crash survivors

Portuguese media says that a German army plane is evacuating 12 German tourists who survived this week's bus accident on the island of Madeira that claimed 29 lives.

Portuguese state broadcaster RTP says Saturday that one German survivor will remain in the hospital in the island*s capital, Funchal. Another German injured in the crash was flown out on Friday, RTP says.

An Associated Press photographer saw the German military plane take off from the Cristiano Ronaldo international airport on Madeira after the patients were taken on board.

A German air force (Luftwaffe) plane lands at Madeira international airport in Funchal, the capital of Portugal's Madeira Island, Saturday April 20, 2019. A German plane is due to take home some of the injured survivors in Wednesday's bus crash in Madeira. (AP PhotoArmando Franca)

The bus plummeted down a slope in Wednesday's crash, killing 29 people, all German nationals.

The bus driver and a tourist guide, both Portuguese, also remain in the hospital, according to RTP.

A German air force (Luftwaffe) plane comes into land at Madeira international airport in Funchal, the capital of Portugal's Madeira Island, Saturday April 20, 2019. A German plane is due to take home some of the injured survivors in Wednesday's bus crash in Madeira. (AP PhotoArmando Franca)

An injured person is carried into a German air force (Luftwaffe) plane at Madeira international airport in Funchal, the capital of Portugal's Madeira Island, Saturday April 20, 2019. A German plane is due to take home some of the injured survivors in Wednesday's bus crash in Madeira. (AP PhotoArmando Franca)

Ambulances parked around a German air force (Luftwaffe) plane at Madeira international airport in Funchal, the capital of Portugal's Madeira Island, Saturday April 20, 2019. The plane was due to take home some of the injured survivors in Wednesday's bus crash in Madeira. (AP PhotoArmando Franca)

Ambulances depart after ferrying injured to a German air force (Luftwaffe) plane at Madeira international airport in Funchal, the capital of Portugal's Madeira Island, Saturday April 20, 2019. The plane was due to take home some of the injured survivors in Wednesday's bus crash in Madeira. (AP PhotoArmando Franca)