Five dead in collision between planes in France

Above the French town of Loches, southeast of Tours, two planes collided with each other. All five occupants of the two aircraft were killed in the accident, local authorities report.

Three victims were in a DA40. The single-engine plane was on a scenic flight over the castles on the River Loire. The pilot was a 75-year-old, the two passengers were 28 and 30 years old. The other aircraft was an ultralight aircraft with a 66-year-old pilot and a 50-year-old passenger.

In a garden

The cause of the collision is still unknown. After the accident, one of the planes ended up in the garden of a house. The other plane crashed just outside the town, which is about 200 kilometers southwest of Paris. As far as is known, no one was injured on the ground.

About 50 firefighters and 30 police officers turned out after the accident. The area has been cordoned off for investigation into the cause of the crash.

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