Eight Killed as PC-12 Crashes after Takeoff from Milan

 - October 4, 2021, 3:06 AM

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 Sunday. 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.

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.

ANSV, which is investigated the accident, has not yet issued any further details.