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Plane Crashes On Takeoff At Malta Airport, 5 Aboard Killed

Posted: Oct 24, 2016 at 9:21 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Officials say a light plane has crashed after takeoff from Malta International Airport, killing all five people on board.

The twin-prop Metroliner tipped toward the right and crashed into the ground soon after lifting off at 7:20 a.m. Monday, bursting into flames, eyewitnesses said.
Part of the burning wreckage ended up on a road outside the perimeter of the airport.
The airplane was on its way to Misurata, Libya.
Malta International Airport is temporarily closed until the debris is cleared.  (AP)