A private plane crashed into an empty building in Milan, killing all eight on board
A private jet crashed into an empty office building in Milan on Sunday, killing all eight on board.
The aircraft hit the building in the indutrial suburb of San Donato Milanese, close to the city’s Linate airport.
According to the LaPresse news agency, two crew members and six passasiers, including a boy, died in the crash.
The fire service tweeted that no-one other than those on board the plane are currently believed to have been hurt or killed during the incident on Sunday afternoon.
Several nearby parked cars were set ablaze but that they were empty at the time.
A column of smoke could be seen for miles around after the crash as firefighters extinguished the flames in the empty office building, which was reportedly under renovation.
Photos taken in San Donato Milanese show metal pieces strewn near the crash site.
The fire service could also been seen responding to the scene.
The reason for the crash is not yet known.