Passenger plane piloted by Gérard Leclerc crashes: two bodies found

The bodies of two passengers from a tourist plane that crashed Tuesday in Lavau-sur-Loire (Loire-Atlantique), along with journalist Gérard Leclerc at the controls, were found mid-Wednesday. to the file.

The identity of the two people found has not been established at this stage, the same source said.

According to the Saint-Nazaire prosecutor’s office, two or three people boarded the small Robin DR 400 that left Loudun (Vienne) on Tuesday. The Loire-Atlantique prefecture initially spoke of three individuals.

The Canal + team and its colleague Lawrence Ferrari immediately confirmed the death of the journalist in the accident on X (formerly Twitter) and paid tribute to him. He was due to attend a concert by his half-brother Julien Clerc at La Baule on Thursday. When the plane piloted by the journalist (CNews, ex-France 2) disappeared from radar screens, the prefecture triggered an air-ground rescue program (SATER) in the afternoon.

The daughter of former minister and Senate president René Monori and her friend were on board, a source familiar with the matter told AFP.

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