Five die in French plane crash

Five people died when their plane crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in the French Alps.

Five people died when their plane crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in the French Alps.

The plane crashed in a forest in an uninhabited area outside Grenoble, which is the gateway to the mountain resorts of the Alps in south-eastern France.

An official with the French gendarmerie said the plane crashed shortly after it took off from Grenoble’s airport.

Everyone aboard died. It was not clear what kind of plane they were flying.

The identities of the victims were not immediately known.

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