Five dead after plane crashes in French Alps

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Five dead after plane crashes in French Alps
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Five people, including four members of the same family, were killed in a plane crash in the French Alps on Saturday, rescue services said.


The accident happened in the afternoon shortly after take-off from the Versoud airfield near Grenoble in southeast France, for what should have been a half-hour flight.

Eye-witnesses to the crash called emergency services, who found the bodies of four adults and a child inside the plane's burned-out wreckage.

Around 60 firefighters were deployed to the site to put out the fire.

Grenoble prosecutors have ordered an investigation into what happened, said regional officials.


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