Five people killed in mid-air accident involving two private planes in France
- Five people died after passenger plane and plane collided in France
- The planes crashed around 4.30 p.m. local time in Loches en Indre-et-Loire
- Microlight plane “landed on the fence around a house,” local government said
- Loches police have resumed investigation into fatal collision
Five people died after the collision of a private plane and a microlight in flight in western France on Saturday afternoon.
The small ULM plane was carrying two people and collided with a DA40 tourist plane, which was carrying three people on board.
The collision occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. local time in Loches, department of Indre-et-Loire, said Nadia Seghier, head of local government.
Five people died after a small microlight plane carrying two people collided with a DA40 tourist plane, which had three people on board.
The collision took place around 4:30 p.m. local time in Loches (above), in the department of Indre-et-Loire in western France
The secretary general added that the ULM, or ULM plane, “landed on the fence around a house” but that no one else on the ground was injured.
All five passengers on board the two planes involved are deceased.
Seghier added: “(ULL) landed on the fence around a house without harming anyone else, (DA40) several hundred yards away in an uninhabited area.
“All five people involved are dead.
The collision would have taken place in the air on the Châteauroux side of the small town.
The tourist plane had taken off from Poitiers, located about 100 km from Loches, according to the Mirror.
But the ULM’s flight path remains unknown for the moment.
The ULM, or ULM, would have “landed on the fence around a house” in Loches, but no one else on the ground was injured
About fifty firefighters were arrested while around thirty gendarmes, paramilitary police, set up road detours around the scene of the crash.
“The staff of the air emergencies of Lyon were brought in initially to find the plane, which was quickly found”, indicated the prefecture.
No details on the identity of the victims or the causes of the collision have been disclosed to date.
The Loches police have resumed the investigation of the accident.