Five people have died after a tourist plane and a microlight aircraft collided mid-air in western France on Saturday afternoon.

Iran Press/Europe: The small microlight aircraft was carrying two people and collided with a DA40 tourist plane, which was carrying three people onboard.

The collision occurred at around 4:30pm local time (15:30 BST) in Loches, Indre-et-Loire department, local government official Nadia Seghier said.

The secretary general added that the microlight, or ULM plane, 'landed on the fence around a house' but nobody else on the ground was injured.

All five passengers onboard the two planes involved have died.


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