Plane crashes into house in Colombia
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A small plane crashed in Colombia on Monday. The plane crashed into a residential area. All eight people aboard the aircraft were killed.
The plane crash happened in Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city. The plane had taken off from Olaya Herrera airport on Monday morning. The pilot informed the nearest ATC about engine failure before crashing into a house. It crashed shortly after. Thick plumes of black smoke were seen rising from the incident site. Among the dead are six passengers and two crew members.
According to Mayor Daniel Quinto, the accident happened in the Belen Rosales sector. It was a twin-engine Piper plane, flying from Medellin to Pizarro. The plane reported danger, but could not return to the airport.
Here is presented the accident of a plane in the sector of Belen Rosales. All the capabilities of the administration have been activated to help the victims. pic.twitter.com/Vj5qaJBc8T
— Daniel Quintero Calle (@QuinteroCalle) October 21, 2022
House damaged, no casualties reported
The house where the plane fell has been damaged. However, there is no news of any casualty in this. Its upper floors have been damaged. Scattered tiles and broken brick walls were seen at the spot. As soon as the information was received, the fire brigade personnel reached the spot and brought the fire under control.
The city of Medellin is located in a narrow valley surrounded by the Andes Mountains. Earlier in 2016 a plane carrying Brazil’s Chapecoense football team crashed in the mountains near the city. In that, 71 out of 77 people including 16 players were killed.