Plane crashes in Madagascar killing all on board

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An airplane belonging to a private company crashed in Antananarivo on Monday killing all five people on board, the Civil Aviation of Madagascar said in a statement, without disclosing the cause of the accident.

The Piper PA 31 aircraft operated by Madagascar Trans Air, a private airline company, crashed in the western suburbs of the town on Monday morning.

“The light aircraft, belonging to the airline MTA, was victim of an accident … for reasons that are still under investigation,” ACM said. “Unfortunately, all the occupants died in this accident,” the statement added.

The plane was on a training flight in the immediate vicinity of Ivato airfield in the main airport in Antananarivo.

A regulatory investigation was launched by the Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Bureau team,” ACM said.

Titi