EbeneNews – GB – Five people killed in accident involving two private planes in France


    Posted: 7:25 PM EDT October 10, 2020 | Updated: 8:29 p.m. EDT, October 10, 2020

    Five people died after the collision of a private plane and a microlight in flight in western France on Saturday afternoon

    The small ULM was carrying two people and collided with a DA40 tourist plane, which was carrying three people on board

    The collision occurred around 4.30 p.m. local time in Loches, in the Indre-et-Loire department, said Nadia Seghier, local government official

    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 Indre-et-Loire department in western France

    The secretary general added that the ULM, or ULM plane, « landed on the fence around a house » but no one else on the ground was injured

    Seghier added: «  (The ULM) landed on the fence around a house without harming anyone else, (the DA40) several hundred yards away in an uninhabited area

    The tourist plane had taken off from Poitiers, located about 100 km from Loches, according to the Mirror

    The ULM, or ULM plane, 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 30 gendarmes, paramilitary police, set up road detours around the scene of the accident

    «  Air emergency personnel from Lyon were brought in first to find the plane, which was quickly found,  » the prefecture said

    No details on the identity of the victims or the causes of the collision have been published to date

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    EbeneNews – GB – Five people are killed in an accident involving two passenger planes in France

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