5 Dead As 2 Planes Collide Over France

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Police and firefighters at the scene of the crash
5 Dead As 2 Planes Collide Over France - Vantage News Nigeria
Police and firefighters at the scene of the crash

A Small microlight carrying two people has collided with a DA40 tourist plane with three people on board.

According to local officials, all passengers on board the aircrafts lost their lives to the tragic incident in western France.

The small microlight carrying two people collided with a DA40 tourist plane with three people on board at about 4:30pm local time (14:30 GMT) on Saturday in Loches in the Indre-et-Loire department, local government official Nadia Seghier told the AFP news agency.

“(The microlight) landed on the fence around a house without harming anyone else, (the DA40) several hundred metres away in an uninhabited area,” Seghier said. “All five people involved died.”

Some 50 firefighters were called out while 30 gendarmes set up road detours around the crash sites.

“Air emergency staff from Lyon were brought in at first to track down the plane, which was quickly found,” the prefecture said.

No details about the identities of the victims or the causes of the collision have so far been released.

Police in Loches have taken over the investigation into the crash.

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