Eight people perish in private plane crash near Milan, Italy

Foto Claudio Furlan/LaPresse 03 ottobre 2021 Milano, Italia Cronaca
Foto Claudio Furlan/LaPresse .03 ottobre 2021 Milano, Italia .

On 3 October, a Pilatus PC-12/47E private plane (registered YR-PDV) which took off from the airport of Milan Linate at 13:04 with destination Olbia in Sardinia crashed into a building in San Donato Milanese, a community close to Milan.

After the crash, the aircraft, the building and several nearby cars caught fire. Firefighting services rushed to the scene and were able to extinguish the fire.

According to information on social media, the aircraft carried one pilot, Romanian billionaire Dan Petrescu, 68, and seven passengers who perished from the impact.

The reason for the crash is currently unknown. Following videos and images appeared on social media: