5 January 2013

Morocco: Five Killed in Light Plane Crash in Southern France

Five people have died from their light plane crashing just minutes after taking off from Grenoble Airport in south-eastern France.

Police say a witness in the Saint-Pierre-de-Bressieux commune reported the twin-engine plane crashed into a hill and burst into flames on Saturday afternoon.

There were no survivors.

The plane was registered in Morocco and was flying there with a stopover in Spain, according to a source close to the investigation.

The passengers' identities and the cause of the crash are still unknown.

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