Two Austrians were killed in a small plane crash

Media reported that they are a 49-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man.

An Austrian woman and an Austrian man were involved in an accident on Thursday Small plane Shortly after departure at the airport Challes-les-Eaux In France were killed Aug.

A spokesperson for the French media confirmed the related news Ministry of Foreign Affairs Friday to APA.

House evacuated due to explosion hazard

The 54-year-old reportedly controlled it Single engine aircraft, a 49-year-old woman was a passenger on the flight. So they landed in Challes-les-Eaux to refuel before setting off again.

As the plane left the ground, it suddenly crashed again. “The passenger plane crashed into a gravel pit about fifty meters from the end of the runway,” Captain Jean-François Laporte, commander of the Chambéry gendarmerie company, told French media.

When rescuers arrived at the scene, they could only determine that two Austrians were dead. Bodies were found charred. A house far from the accident site had to be evacuated due to the risk of an explosion.

An investigation into negligent homicide

The victims were accompanied by two friends from Austria who traveled on the second flight. “These two men will be interrogated as soon as possible, but they do not know French. Interpreters are being used,” explains the gendarmerie.

According to regional media, the Chambéry public prosecutor’s office says “an investigation into negligent homicide has been opened.”

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