United States: two French missing after the crash of their passenger plane

A passenger plane crashed into the waters of Lake Powell in the United States on Saturday. Six French were on board, two are missing and presumed dead.

On board a Cessna 207A, a tourist plane, six French people were to discover the landscapes of the American West, and in particular Lake Powell. It was while flying over the latter, located between Arizona and Utah, that their aircraft experienced a technical problem and crashed on Saturday August 13. Two of the passengers are presumed dead.

The plane ended up in the water and not everyone on board managed to get out of the wreckage. According to information from the Parisian, two couples were in the plane, one of whom was accompanied by his two teenage daughters.

An optional flight

The women, the minors and the pilot are among the survivors who were picked up by a tourist boat. The two men are still missing. They would have sunk with the wreckage of the plane.

These French people were taking part in a 15-day tourist circuit through the American West, from Los Angeles to San Francisco, via Las Vegas. The flight over Lake Powell had been offered to them as an option, on the spot.

Saying to itself “in shock” and “deeply saddened”, the TUI France agency, organizer of the trip via its subsidiary Nouvelles Frontières, indicated that it had offered “psychological support” to its customers. She specifies that the survivors will be repatriated to France as soon as the green light is given by the American authorities.

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