EbeneNews – GB – Victims of the collision of a private plane and a microlight in France

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    A small ULM carrying two people collides with a DA40 tourist plane with three people on board

    Passenger plane and microlight collided in western France, local authorities said five dead, prosecutor said at least two were killed, but overall toll is still uncertain

    The small ULM carrying two people collided with a DA40 tourist plane with three people on board around 4:30 p.m. local time (2:30 p.m. GMT) Saturday in Loches in Indre-et-Loire, local government official Nadia Seghier told AFP news agency

    “(The ULM) landed on the fence around a house without harming anyone else, (the DA40) several hundred meters away in an uninhabited area,” said Seghier “The five people involved are deceased « 

    « The personnel of the air emergencies of Lyon were first brought to track down the plane, which was quickly found », indicated the prefecture

    Grégoire Dulin, a district attorney from Tours nearby, told AFP that there was « little reliable information » on those involved « We can assume that five people died, but this is not quite sure, there are at least two for sure, ”said Dulin

    About fifty firefighters were called while 30 gendarmes organized road detours around the scene of the accident

    A witness told AFP that the crash area was completely blocked off and that residents had been asked to stay at home

    No details on the identity of the victims or the causes of the collision have so far been disclosed The police in Loches have resumed the investigation into the accident

    Collisions between microlights and other aircraft are rare, although an accident in August 2019 between a microlight and a helicopter over the Spanish island of Mallorca left seven dead, including two minors

    Initial investigation report blames pilots and air traffic controllers for the failed landing attempt and subsequent crash

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    France, aircraft accident and incident, mid-air collision, accident

    EbeneNews – GB – Victims of the collision of a passenger plane and a microlight in France


    SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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