Five killed in mid-air collision as two tourist plane crash in France
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 4.30 pm 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 meters away in an uninhabited area.”
He added: “All five people involved died.”
Worrying pictures show emergency services lining the streets of one of the crash sites.
Around 50 firefighters have been deployed to the scene along with around military and police officers to cordon off the surrounding area.
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 flight path of the ultralight two-person plane remains unknown at this time.