Police and rescue teams stand outside an apparently vacant office building where a small plane carrying five passengers and the pilot crashed in the Milan suburb of San Donato on October 3, 2021. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)
UPDATED 9:51 AM PT – Sunday, October 3, 2021
A small private plane crashed into a building in Italy, which killed all those aboard. According to Sunday reports, the crash happened outside Milan after the plane slammed into a vacant office building.
Six passengers and two crew members were on the planes. Authorities said the passengers, which included a small boy, were believed to be French.
Firefighters work on the site of a plane crash, in San Donato Milanese suburb of Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. (Vigili del Fuoco via AP)
Smoke from the crash could be seen for miles around.
“I heard the sound of a plane above me as if the plane was shutting down its engine,” one witness explained. “Then I heard a very loud explosion, the windows of our house started to shake so I opened the window and saw a huge cloud of smoke rising into the sky.”
Several vehicles parked along the street also caught fire. No other injuries were reported as the building was reportedly under renovation.