Five killed as small plane crashes near Grenoble

January 5, 2013 17:07

LYON, France - A small, twin-engine passenger plane crashed near Grenoble airport in the foothills of the French Alps on Saturday, killing all five people on board, a police official said.

The plane, which had been due to stop first in Spain before heading to Morocco where it was registered, came down just after takeoff near the village of Saint-Pierre-de-Bressieux, about 50 km northwest of Grenoble.

There were no immediate details on the cause of the crash or the identities of the passengers.

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