Milan plane crash: Eight dead after private airplane smashes into office building

The accident happened near an underground station in San Donato Milanese, a small town near Milan earlier this afternoon, Italian authorities said.

The plane has taken off from Milan’s Linate city airport and was headed for the island of Sardinia, officials said.

Firefighters at the scene initially said that the pilot and all five passengers aboard were killed.

It was later reported by local media outlet LaPresse that there were eight people aboard the flight, including a boy.

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

They are all understood to have died in the crash.

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


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