At least five people have died after a light aircraft crashed into a bakery in Colombia’s capital city Bogota. The incident marks the third plane crash in three months, stirring fears for the country’s aviation industry.
Around 90 seconds after taking off from Bogota’s El Dorado airport, a light aircraft crashed into the residential neighborhood of Engativa in Colombia’s capital, according to Colombian civil aviation director Edgar Sanchez.
The Beechcraft 60 G-type “fell out of the sky” and crashed into a bakery, killing the pilot and all three passengers, Sanchez added.
The crash also killed one person and injured seven others at the bakery, located in a crowded residential neighborhood.
“So far there have been seven people injured who are being treated at a hospital,” the Bogota mayor’s office said in a statement.
One of the victims was a 12-year-old girl, who suffered burns. At least two of the injured were said to be in critical condition.
The aircraft was headed to the Guaymaral airport approximately 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) from Bogota.
The incident marks the third of its kind in three months, prompting concerns over Colombia’s aviation industry.
In August, a small plane crashed in the Cajica municipality about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the capital, killing three people, according to AP news agency.
Another aircraft crashed into a highway in October, also killing three people on-board.