Eight people die after a plane crash in Colombia

Eight people die after a plane crash in Colombia | News

At least eight people died this Monday after the crash of a small plane in the Belén Rosales neighborhood, west of Medellín near the city’s Olaya Herrera airport, confirmed the local mayor, Daniel Quinteros.


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“This plane at the time of takeoff shows an engine failure. Unfortunately, the pilot was not able to keep the plane in flight and it collided in this sector,” he said.

“Eight bodies have been identified in the place. There are six buildings that have been hit and there are seven houses that have been destroyed,” said the mayor of the capital of Antioquia.

According to information from some witnesses, the plane was flying very low in the area when they heard the explosion because it crashed into some houses in the popular neighborhood.

Quintero confirmed that “it is a Piper Bimotor aircraft that covered the route from Medellín to the municipality of Pizarro, department of Chocó. Taking off, he reports an engine failure and cannot return to the Olaya Herrera airport.

Four machines with 15 units of the Official Medellin Fire Department support the care work in the emergency presented in the neighborhood, according to sumi information, where a small plane fell on a house in the sector. There are also aeronautical firefighters on the site.