July 13th, 2012
11:35 AM ET

3 Americans die in private-jet crash in France

Three Americans died when a private jet crashed at a small airport in the south of France, a local official said Friday.

Two men, aged 24 and 51, and a 30-year-old woman were on board the plane when it crashed at Castellet airport, said Didier Couve, spokesman for the Prefecture of the Var department.

The three were the only people on the plane, Couve said.

A spokeswoman for the airport said emergency services are on site.

soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Rascal Rabble

    and why is this news?

    July 13, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      The 30 year olds name was Gwen, she was a friend of mine. Although it may be the type of "news" you are used to, it's still sad. Please respect the situation.

      July 14, 2012 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Well @Rascal Rabble
    These are 'fillers' to avoid touching on news which may cause us unnecessary worry and tax our brains. And there is a lot going out there which would.
    This particular news though is rather sad as all news of loss of life are.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I agree...although it is news to the families of these three, to whom I send my condolences.

      July 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    So much for Bastille Days *Banasy*. I maintain there going to release Jason Vorhees today.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Bastille day is tomorrow, Jeff.
      (Watch out for mimes!)
      Today is Friday the 13th, and it looked like it was true in this case judging from the topic of this thread...
      And if Jason is getting out, no summer camp this year...

      July 13, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    Watch out for mimes love?

    July 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    The most dangerous of kinds love!

    July 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rascal Rabble

    okay y'all guys are confusing mie...mime love??? what is that...is that the same as cheaters???

    July 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Simon Abela

    Rascal. you are too dense to understand let alone read the article. You are in a perpetual state of confusion, most likely drug induced.

    July 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cindy

    My prayers are with the families.

    July 13, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    lmao @ Rascal, love the amoeba comment! Very original i must say.

    July 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kimberly

    Please show some respect! A plane crashed & people's lives were lost. People that I knew personally! May they RIP & my thoughts and prayers are with their family at this time.

    July 14, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jackie

    I can't even believe people are asking why this would be news and suggesting that it's not serious or important. That 30 year old female is a resident of nj and friend of mine. To some people, it's not a big deal, but to those who knew her..as well as the others, it's a big deal and news to us. And when do you not see plane crash stories in the news? Especially when it's involving people from our country. Have some respect for those who lost their lives and for the family and friends who are grieving! Those who have nothing better to do then sit here being negative are disgusting examples of a human being. I certainly hope people are more considerate and respectful when it's you or your loved ones time to go..

    July 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |