France plane crash horror: Five killed in mid-air collision involving two tourist aircraft

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A small microlight carrying two people crashed in mid-air with a DA40 tourist plane with three passengers onboard in central France.

The shocking incident took place at around 4.30pm in the town of Loches, Indre-et-Loire.

One aircraft is understood to have landed close to a house in the region, but there are no reports of any injuries.

Nadia Seghier, a local government official said one aircraft “landed on the fence around a house without harming anyone else”.

Mr Seghier said the other plane involved landed “several hundred metres away in an uninhabited area.”

He added: “All five people involved died.”

The collision is understood to have taken place on the Châteauroux side of the town – the capital of the Indre department.

The tourist plane had taken off from the city of Poitiers, located around 62 miles (100lm) from Loches.

The flightpath of the ultralight two-person plane remains unknown at this time.

This is a developing news story, more to follow.

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