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Milan plane crash: Eight people killed as aircraft smashes into building

A thick column of dark smoke rose from the crash site and was visible for several miles after the small passenger plane struck an office building in San Donato Milanese, near Milan, on Sunday afternoonhttps://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.482.0_en.html#goog_15140747060 seconds of 45 seconds Milan plane crash: Devastation as fire crews put out the flames

ByChiara FiorilloRyan MerrifieldReporter

  • 15:02, 3 Oct 2021
  • UPDATED16:48, 3 Oct 2021

A private passenger plane crashed into an office building killing everyone on board, in a horrifying incident near Milan this afternoon.

Eight people, including a child, died as the small aircraft erupted into a fireball on collision outside a metro station in San Donato Milanese on Sunday.

The Pilatus PC-12 flight had taken off from Linate city airport in Italy’s fashion capital and was heading for the island of Sardinia, officials have said.

The aircraft is a single-engine, turboprop business aircraft, which can also be used for carrying cargo or up to nine passengers.https://get-latest.convrse.media/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mirror.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fworld-news%2Fbreaking-plane-crashes-building-outside-25127359%3Futm_source%3Dmirror_newsletter%26utm_campaign%3Dbreaking_daily_newsletter2%26utm_medium%3Demail&cre=top&cip=6&view=web

It is not yet clear what caused the crash.

Witnesses described seeing multiple parked cars go up in flames as plumes of smoke shot into the sky following the impact at around 1pm local time.Refurbished Laptops And PCs At Great PricesDELL OUTLETSponsored Link by Taboola

Photos show debris scattered across the scene in the small town.

The victims are understood to have been six French tourists, a Romanian pilot and another crew member, according to Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

No other casualties have been reported.

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Firefighters work in the building on which a small private plane crashed into the San Donato Milanese district in Milan, Italy, 03 October 2021

Firefighters battled the bright orange flames following the crash ( Image: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Emergency crews rushed to the chaotic scene, but none of the passengers could be saved.

Firefighters tweeted that no one aside from those aboard were involved and the vehicles which were set ablaze were unoccupied.

A thick column of dark smoke rose from the crash site and was visible for several miles.

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Photos show fire crews continuing to extinguish the charred building with bright orange flames raging.

“I saw the plane swoop down and then crash there,” said shocked eyewitness, Andrea, aged 19.

The teenager explained how he quickly called his friends after hearing loud noises before seeing pieces of metal spraying across the street.

Firefighters at the scene of the crash in San Donato Milanese, near Milan

Firefighters at the scene of the crash in San Donato Milanese, near Milan ( Image: DAPRESS / SplashNews.com)

The office block is still under construction and was empty at the time of the crash.

The pilot has been named across several news platforms as 30-year-old Dan Petrescu.

Carlo Cardinali, an officer of the Milan fire brigade, said: “The plane hit the building on the facade, with an extremely violent impact.Firefighters work in the building on which a small private plane crashed ( Image: Andrea Fasani/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)DON’T MISS

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“The pilot made a turn, so he noticed some anomaly.”

The remains of the plane are scattered over a large area around the scene of the crash.

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