A man died this Saturday morning in a ULM accident in the town of Blain, near Nantes, said the prefecture of Loire-Atlantique, confirming information from Ouest-France. This is the pilot of the ULM, who was alone on board, according to the same source. He was pronounced dead after the aircraft fell into a cornfield at a place called La Cornière, firefighters said.
"During the fall, a 20,000-volt line was impacted," with an impact on 388 homes and businesses, according to firefighters. There is "no impact on sensitive establishments", they warn. Enedis, the electricity grid operator, told the local daily that a team is "in the process of intervention" and that the restoration of power is scheduled "in the evening".
Two investigations opened
Two investigations have been opened by two services of the gendarmerie to shed light on the circumstances of the accident, according to information from Ouest-France. One was entrusted to the air transport brigade and the other to the Blain brigade.
This is the second fatal ULM accident in less than a week. Wednesday afternoon, two men died in the crash of a ULM helicopter near Pithiviers (Loiret). Among the victims was a figure from the world of helicopters and the Paris-Dakar rally, for which he had flown for years.