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Tourist Plane Crash Kills Five in France

Tourist Plane Crash Kills Five in France

Sunday, 22 May, 2022 - 05:15
French gendarmes block access to a road in southeastern France, September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

Five people, including four members of the same family, were killed in a tourist plane crash in the French Alps on Saturday, rescue services said.


The accident happened in the afternoon shortly after take-off from the Versoud airfield near Grenoble in southeast France, for what should have been a half-hour flight, AFP reported.


Eye-witnesses to the crash tipped off the emergency services, who found the bodies of four adults and a child inside the plane's burnt-out wreckage.


Around 60 firefighters were deployed to the site to put out the fire.


Grenoble prosecutors have ordered an investigation into what happened, said regional officials.


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