A Piper Twin-engine aircraft crashed into a residential area in Medellin city in Colombia on Monday, November 21. The details regarding the small plane crash were shared by the city's mayor Daniel Quintero Calle. There were eight people onboard - six passengers and two crew members.
"There has been a plane accident in the Belen Rosales sector. The full capacity of government has been activated to assist the victims," Quintero tweeted.
Se ha presentado el accidente de una avioneta en el sector de Belen Rosales. Todas las capacidades de la administración se han activado para socorrer a las Victimas. pic.twitter.com/Vj5qaJBc8T— Daniel Quintero Calle (@QuinteroCalle) November 21, 2022
In a subsequent tweet, he said, "It is a twin-engine Piper aircraft that covered the route Medellín to the municipality of Pizarro department of Choco. Taking off reports engine failure fails to return to Olaya Herrera airport."
Se trata de una aeronave Piper Bimotor que cubría la ruta Medellín al municipio de Pizarro departamento del Chocó . Despegando reporta falla de motor no alcanza a volver al aeropuerto Olaya Herrera.— Daniel Quintero Calle (@QuinteroCalle) November 21, 2022
The mayor, however, did not provide details regarding the casualties.
The emergency services are present at the spot and the rescue operation is underway.