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(Illustrative: Lake Powell in the US)
A plane carrying six French tourists crashed Saturday, August 13, into a lake on the Arizona-Utah border, killing two and injuring five, local authorities announced Tuesday, August 16.
quoted CBS News, in Keene County, Utah, the sheriff’s team said witnesses saw the cruise plane, a Cessna 207A, sink as it flew over Lake Powell just before 5:30 p.m. Saturday. FAA officials said in a statement that the single-engine pilot reported an engine problem prior to the crash.
Once in the water, unfortunately not all of the passengers were able to get off the plane. A tourist boat transported the pilot and four passengers. Three of the injured were airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.
A father and another man are missing
According to the information received from ParisianOn board were a married couple, one of whom was accompanied by his two teenage daughters. The two men were lost, possibly drowning in the wreckage. Kane County police departments said they were killed, although their bodies have not yet been found. The identity of the passengers has not been revealed.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have announced an investigation into the crash.
These Frenchmen were taking part in a 15-day tour circuit across the American West, from Los Angeles to San Francisco via Las Vegas. They were offered to fly over Lake Powell as an option at once.
TUI France, the organizer of the trip through its Nouvelles Frontières subsidiary, said “Shocked” And the ‘Deeply sad’. She offered a “psychological support” to its clients and specify that the survivors will be returned to France after the green light from the US authorities.
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