5 dead from plane crash in Luqa, Malta
On the morning of this day, 24 October 2016, a serious accident occurred, which resulted in 5 people losing their lives. The plane involved was a Swearingen SA227-AT Expediter, registered N577MX.
Aviation accident in Luqa, Malta
The plane crashed shortly after takeoff, witnesses filming and photographing the aircraft in flames near the runway of Malta-Luqa airport. The destination was Misrata Airport, Libya.
All 5 crew members were of French descent. The Maltese authorities have confirmed that there are no survivors following the accident. An investigation is ongoing and the airport has been closed. Flights are redirected to Sicily.