World French helicopter crash: 5 dead, officials say

13:51  02 february  2018
13:51  02 february  2018 Source:   CNN

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Five Swiss died and two more were injured on Thursday when their helicopter "fell like a stone" and crashed in France, only a few metres away from a house, French officials said . Two dead as private plane crashes in France. Nibbling rats blamed for French rail crash .

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - Two French military helicopters belonging to an army flight training school crashed in the southeastern Var region on Friday, causing deaths , the local prefecture said . A security source and an official from the local authority said five people were killed in the accident.

Emergency services work at the site of the accident near Carces lake in southern France Friday. © ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images Emergency services work at the site of the accident near Carces lake in southern France Friday.

Five people are dead after two French army helicopters collided in the south of the country Friday, authorities said.

The crash happened between the towns of Cabasse and Carcès, northwest of the coastal resort of Saint-Tropez.

"The helicopters collided. There were three army personnel in one and two in the other. All are dead," police said, according to Agence France-Presse.

Florence Parly, minister for France's armed forces, described the incident as "tragic" in a tweet on Friday, adding that she will visit the military facility where the helicopters were based later in the day.

"I pay tribute to the soldiers killed and I want to tell their families and brothers in arms my solidarity and my full support," Parly tweeted.

CNN's Antoine Crouin reported from Paris, with Hilary McGann contributing from London.

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