A passenger jet has tragically crashed into an empty building in Milan on Sunday, erupting into a giant ball of flames.
According to local media outlets, the private airline was carrying mostly French nationals, including a young boy. Now, reports have gone on to confirm how all eight passengers on board have been killed.
There were a total of six passengers and two crew members, explained local news reports from Italy, which also went on to confirm how there were no survivors after the horrifying incident.
The plane came tumbling down and slammed directly into a vacant office building that was reportedly two stories high. Moreover, officials confirmed how the plane crash took place in a suburban district that was situated in the city of Milan.
While there are no survivors on board, investigations into the tragic crash have begun with the search for the black boxes to help decipher what really went wrong and resulted in this devastating scenario.
According to a recent report from the LaPresse news agency, firefighters that were present at the scene spoke about how heartbreaking the crash sight was as they bravely searched for any survivors. Unfortunately, all they found were the dead bodies of the 8 people on board.
Rai state television confirmed how all the passengers were of French origin, including the pilot.
Meanwhile, rescue officials spoke about how the plane crash resulted in a massive blaze that went on to spread towards several vehicles standing in close proximity. Thankfully, the building which the plane crashed into was unoccupied at that time.
Therefore, no other casualties were reported from those on the ground, other than the plane crash victims. Nearby, onlookers described the horrifying scene as extensive debris from the plane’s wreckage lay around the crash’s site.
One person on the ground spoke about how thick fumes of smoke filled the air and were even visible from miles away. But as of now, authorities are yet to reveal the exact cause of the tragedy, adding how they are doing everything to facilitate the family members of those on board.