airplanewing230.jpgA Gulfstream IV private jet coming from Nice crashed at the Castellet airport in the south of France Friday afternoon. According to a source on the scene, the jet's fuselage broke in two, caught on fire and burned.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's French chateau, Miraval, is within minutes of the airport and the family has used the airport to travel via private jet to their European home.

All three American crew members aboard the plane were killed. The victims have been described as two men, ages 24 and 61, and one female, age 30.

A source at the airport said:

    "The plane broke in half -- one part ended up in the lake at the end of the runway and the other half caught on fire."

Angelina Jolie visited the Sarajevo Film Festival earlier this week to present her film "In the Land of Blood and Honey." She then returned to London to continue filming Malificent.

Brad and Angelina frequently travel in a Gulfstream IV private jet, however no connection has been made between the crash and the Jolie-Pitt family. We're still waiting to hear back from their publicist.