Two French helicopters collided in the mid air killing five aboard. The helicopters belonging to French Army flight training school collided and crashed close to Saint-Tropez on Friday morning.
“The helicopters collided. There were three crew in one and two in the other. All are dead- still a body had to be recovered” a police official said in the nearby town of Brignoles.
More than 20 troops, two rescue helicopters and police joined the search and rescue operation at the crash scene.
The crashed helicopters were based at the army’s light aviation school based in nearby Le-Cannet-des-Maures.There were no immediate details on what caused the crash.