Malta Plane Crash Kills All Five French Passengers

تم نشره في Mon 24 October / Oct 2016. 12:00 AM
  • Malta Plane Crash

AMMAN — A small plane heading towards Libya’s coast to monitor migrant trafficking routes for the French government has crashed soon after taking off from Malta’s main airport, killing all five people on board.

The twin-prop Fairchild Metroliner banked right and hit the ground, causing a huge fireball, at about 7.20am local time, video captured by a dashboard camera showed.

Malta’s government said all five victims were French and that the flight was part of a French customs surveillance operation tracing routes of illicit trafficking of humans and drugs.