Four people, including a father and his two 9-year-old children died in the crash of a tourist plane that occurred on Saturday afternoon in the town of Gujan-Mestras (Gironde), south of the Arcachon basin, we learned from corroborating sources.
The accident killed four people, a father, his two 9-year-old children and the pilot of the aircraft, the sub-prefect of Arcachon, Houda Verhnet, told AFP.
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The aircraft, a Robin DR 400 type tourist plane widely used in flying clubs, had taken off from Villemarie aerodrome, in La Teste-de-Buch, near the place where it crashed, around 2:30 p.m. before catching fire, said Lieutenant-Colonel Laurent Pham, spokesperson for the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (Sdis) of the Gironde.
Firefighters intervened to control the fire which had spread to a wooded area, burning 3,500 m2 of pine trees.
In the morning, another passenger plane crashed in the Belledonne massif, in the town of Laval (Isère), killing three people, including two high school students.