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Swiss doctor killed in light aircraft crash in France

Published on April 01, 2016

The Swiss pilot of a light aircraft was killed when his plane crashed in northeastern France on Friday, the fire service said.

The pilot, who was the only person on board, was a 55-year-old Swiss doctor, the service’s operational centre said, adding that there had been low-lying cloud at the time of the accident at about 2000 (1800 GMT).

The plane came down in a mountainous area of the Valley of Munster.