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Malta Plane Crash : Five people dead

Malta Plane Crash

Five people dead in Malta Plane Crash

  • A light aircraft crashed shortly after take-off from Malta on Monday, killing at least five people on board in the island nation’s worst peacetime air accident, airport sources and witnesses said.

  •  Airport officials initially said the plane was believed to be carrying officials from EU border agency Frontex.

  • The organisation put out a statement saying it had not deployed the plane, but stopped short of saying whether its staff were on board.

  • It was bound for Misrta in Libya

Malta Plane Crash : Five people dead

  •  While, The crash happened at about 0530 GMT as the plane was heading for Misrata in Libya, airport officials told Reuters.

  •  Television footage showed flames rising from wreckage near the runway, sending thick black smoke into the sky.

Malta Plane Crash : Five people dead

  •  All flights to and from the Malta International Airport were halted, The Times of Malta said on its website.

  •  There was no immediate details on the identity or nationality of the victims.

  •  The plane, a twin-prop Metroliner, can carry around 10 people.

 

Malta Plane Crash Video :

https://youtu.be/cpOLptzIGfA

According to the Times of Malta, an eyewitness said that the plane, a twin-prop Metroliner leased from Luxembourg, took off and then suddenly tipped onto its right side “and went straight down into the ground” near the runway. It then burst into flames.

 

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