A family of four and a pilot are killed when a small plane crashes in the French Alps on its “first flight”.

A FAMILY of four and a pilot died in a tragic accident after their small plane crashed in the French Alps.

The tourist plane was reportedly on its first flight, after taking off from Versoud airfield near Grenoble in southeastern France.

The tourist plane crashed in Isere in the south of France

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The tourist plane crashed in Isere in the south of FranceCredit: Getty
Emergency services found the bodies of the five people at the scene.

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Emergency services found the bodies of the five people at the scene.

The plane is understood to have crashed near the town of Isere on Saturday in the Isère region, reports suggest.

The accident occurred in the afternoon, shortly after takeoff from Versoud airfield near Grenoble in southeastern France, for what should have been a half-hour flight.

Eyewitnesses to the accident notified the emergency services, who found the bodies of four adults and a child inside the charred remains of the plane.

About 60 firefighters were deployed to the scene to put out the fire.

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Grenoble prosecutors have ordered an investigation into what happened, regional officials said.

According to local reports, the aircraft was a small Jodel D140 airliner.

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