French-Moroccan family dies in plane crash near Grenoble

Map

A private plane has crashed near Grenoble in south-eastern France, killing all five people on board.

The twin-engine aircraft went down after take-off near the airport, about 50km (30 miles) north-west of Grenoble.

The cause of the crash is unclear. The victims were a French-Moroccan couple and their children, officials said.

They say the couple were piloting the plane, which was headed back to Morocco after a family holiday. Grenoble is the gateway to France's Alpine resorts.

More Europe stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

  • Cartoon of women chatting on the metroChat wagon

    The interesting things you hear in a women-only carriage


  • Replica of a cargo boxSpecial delivery

    The man who posted himself to the other side of the world


  • Music scoreNo encore Watch

    Goodbye to NYC's last classical sheet music shop


  • Jon Sopel'Emailgate'

    Hillary gets a taste of scrutiny that lies ahead


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Audi R8Best in show

    BBC Autos takes a look at 10 of the most eye-catching new cars at the 2015 Geneva motor show

Programmes

  • A robotClick Watch

    The latest in robotics including software that can design electronics to solve problems

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.