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Namur plane crash kills at least 10 people in Belgium

A small tourist plane crashed near the city of Namur in south-east Belgium killing at least 10 people.

The plane was carrying a group of skydivers and crashed shortly after take-off, killing all on board, the local mayor has told the AFP news agency.

The plane was carrying a group of skydivers and crashed shortly after take-off, killing all on board

The plane was carrying a group of skydivers and crashed shortly after take-off, killing all on board

The aicraft is thought to have taken off from the Temploux aerodrome and crashed around 10 minutes later in a field.

Its wing appears to have suffered some damage, Belgian media report.

The small plane came down near the village of Marchovelette, 6 miles from Namur.

“I just saw a plane lose its right wing in mid-flight and crash. I heard a massive ‘bang’ towards the south of Marchovelette,” one witness told Belgian television.

“I didn’t see anyone escape with a parachute,” the witness added.