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Father, twin daughters die in light plane crash

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A father and his twin teenage daughters died on Monday when their light aircraft crashed in central France in an unexplained circumstances .“The accident occurred at 12 : 30 pm ( 1030 GMT) . The plane crashed and broke up without catching fire .
“ The weather conditions were actually quite good at the time of the accident , ” the rescue services said, confirming a report in the local La Montagne newspaper .
The circumstances of the accident , which involved a single – engine two – seater aircraft , were not yet clear .

The crash occurred in a mountainous area in the Mazoires commune of the Puy -de -Dome department.

The father , who was said to be aged “about 40 ” and his 14 -year -old twin daughters were from the Paris region.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the crash .

There has already been a number of accidents involving light aircraft in France this summer , including one in the Ardennes on July 28 in which the pilot and one of the three passengers were killed .

Two people were also killed on July 17 when their aircraft crashed in Corsica.

( AFP )

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