A small aircraft crashed in Colombia’s capital Bogota, killing at least four people and injuring at least seven, the local fire department announced Sunday.
The crash took place in the Villa Luz Neighborhood in the central northwest of the city.
According to local media, the aircraft had left Bogota’s El Dorado airport in the west of the capital to fly to the Guaymaral airport, 10 miles north, but crashed into a shop located a mile from where the plane had lifted off little after 4PM.
It took firemen until 6PM to extinguish the fire.
On board were the pilot and three passengers. Early official reports did not mention if the fatalities were only among those in the aircraft or if people on the street were killed.
Bogota’s El Tiempo newspaper reported that five people had been killed, indicating that at least one person was killed on the ground when the plane landed on top of a bakery, damaging three nearby buildings.
The last time an airplane crashed in Bogota was in 1993 when the then-director of Colombia’s aviation authority crashed, killing himself, seven other adults and four children who were playing in the street at the time of the crash.