Eight Killed as Turboprop Crashes in Italy

The Pilatus PC-12, flying from Milan to Olbia, with two pilots and six passengers, smashed into an office building a few minutes after takeoff.

Eight people, including two pilots and six passengers, were killed when a Pilatus PC-12 crashed approximately four minutes after taking off from Milan Linate Airport at 1:03 p.m. local time on October 3. Italian aviation safety agency ANSV confirmed that the single-engine turboprop’s flight data recorder had been found at the crash site in an unoccupied office building near the subway station in San Donato Milano.

According to FlightRadar24.com, the Romanian-registered aircraft (YR-PDV) had departed Milan for a flight to Olbia on the Italian island of Sardinia. It had arrived in Milan on September 30 from the Romanian capital, Bucharest.

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The aircraft burst into flames after running off the runway at Provincetown Airport.

Milan prosecutor Tiziana Siciliano confirmed that no one survived the crash, but there were no fatalities or serious injuries on the ground. She told reporters that the flight crew had not alerted controllers of any emergency and that the PC-12 had “plunged” suddenly before crashing into the building roof.

The National Agency for the Safety of Flight (ANSV), which is investigating the accident, has not yet issued any further details.