A single-engine Socata passenger plane crashed this morning around 10AM in the hills of Callas in the Var, France.
No details yet on causes of the crash - skies are mostly clear, winds are light. The likely explanation for the accident is an engine malfunction. According to witnesses on the ground, the engine coughed, stopped and the plane plunged and crashed and burned in flames.
All five passengers have died, including two children aged 8 and 13.