The small microlight carrying two individuals collided with a DA40 vacationer airplane with three individuals onboard round 4:30pm (1430 GMT) in Loches within the Indre-et-Loire division, native authorities official Nadia Seghier informed AFP.
“(The microlight) landed on the fence around a house without harming anyone else, (the DA40) several hundred metres away in an uninhabited area,” Seghier stated. “All five people involved died.”
Around 50 firefighters had been referred to as out whereas 30 gendarmes arrange street detours across the crash websites.
“Air emergency staff from Lyon were brought in at first to track down the plane, which was quickly found,” the prefecture stated.
No particulars concerning the identities of the victims or the causes of the collision have up to now been launched.
Police in Loches have taken over the investigation into the crash.