Five killed mid air crash, a tourist plane and a microlight aircraft collided in western France on Saturday, local authorities said.
The flight path of the planes is yet unknown, but the fatal collision happened in the air over the entrance to the small city, in Loches, Indre-et-Loire, France, at around 4.45p.m., on Saturday on the Châteauroux side.
Two small aircraft collide in France, killing 5 people in the two aircraft fell into gardens around a small town in France.
Two of the dead were in the ultra-light plane and the three others in the other small aircraft. The collision occurred in the skies above Loches, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Tours, southeast of Paris, according to the Mayor, Marc Angenault, who was quoted by the France Bleu radio station.
According to Nadia Seghier, head of the prefecture, the state authority of the Indre-et-Loire region, the ultra-light plane fell around a home near the town’s centre without injuring people on the ground. The tourism aircraft, reportedly a four-seat single engine plane, fell into anuninhabited sector.
About 50 firefighters and 30 gendarmes rushed to the area of the crash, as well as aviation specialists, the radio station said.
The reason for the collision was not immediately known, and an investigation to determine the cause was opened.