Pilatus PC-12 aircraft crashes in Milan, hits building

A Pilatus PC-12. Photo: © Pilatus Aircraft

A Pilatus PC-12 aircraft has crashed in Milan, Italy, on Sunday. The propeller plane hit a building, killing eight on board and causing significant damage on the ground.

The private aircraft registered in Romania as YR-PDV had departed from Milan’s Linate Airport at 1:03 pm local time. Flight tracking services show that transmission of position data was lost just four minutes later, southwest of the airport, close to a train and bus depot. Possible causes behind this crash are not yet known.

According to initial reports, there were eight people on board, including two pilots, all of which have been killed in the accident. It was not immediately confirmed whether there are any injuries or fatalities among people on the ground. Video footage shows a significant fire at the crash site, involving the aircraft, the building and several parked cars.