Eight dead in Milan plane crash: Private plane smashes into building

Eight dead in Milan plane crash: Private plane ‘carrying French passengers’ smashes into empty office building in suburbs killing everyone on board ‘including boy’

  • Plane carrying six passengers and two crew members crashed in Milanese suburb of San Donato earlier today
  • The private aircraft hit a vacant two-story building in the Milan suburb killing everyone onboard, reports said
  • Firefighters have said no one other than those onboard the plane were involved in the early afternoon crash

A small private plane carrying six passengers and two crew members crashed into a vacant, two-story office building in a Milan suburb, killing everyone on board.

The LaPresse news agency initially quoted firefighters at the scene saying the pilot and all five passengers aboard were killed.

But later LaPresse and other media said there were eight people aboard the flight, including a boy.

Rai state TV said the passengers were believed to be French.

A small plane has crashed killing eight people, including six passengers and two crew members, in Milan, Italy. Pictured: Firefighters work at the building on which a small private plane crashed into the San Donato Milanese district in Milan

The plane crashed into a two story building and firefighters have said that no-one other than those onboard were involved

Pictures show a thick column of dark smoke arising from the crash site as well as extensive debris surrounding the crash site

Metallic pieces lie near the crash site where the plane came down in San Donato in Milan, northern Italy, earlier today

Pictured: Firefighters work on the site of a plane crash, in San Donato Milanese suburb of Milan, Italy, on Sunday afternoon

Fire officials couldn’t immediately be reached to confirm the nationalities or the number of people aboard the plane.

Firefighters tweeted that no one other than those aboard were involved in the early afternoon crash near a subway station in San Donato Milanese, a small town near Milan.

They said several cars in a nearby parking lot were set ablaze, but apparently the vehicles were unoccupied at the time.

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

Firefighters were extinguishing the flames of the now-charred building, which reportedly was under renovation.

Sky TG24 said the plane was flying between Milan’s Linate airport and the Italian island of Sardinia. 

This is a breaking news story. We will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available. 

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