A small plane crashed into a residential area in Colombia’s capital city of Bogota Sunday killing five people and injuring seven. The aircraft, a Beechcraft 60 twin-engine plane, which took off from El Dorado airport, was headed to the town of Guaymaral, about 12 miles from Bogota.
The plane went down in the Engativa neighborhood just three minutes after takeoff, setting a bakery on fire, civil aviation officials told the Associated Press (AP). The pilot and three passengers on board the plane died in the crash, the city's police chief, Maj. Gen. Humberto Gatibonza Carreno, told the AP.
Authorities reportedly said one person was killed in the bakery and seven others, including a 12-year-old girl, suffered burns. Two of those injured in the crash were reportedly in critical condition.
Firefighters cordoned off the area of the accident and were searching for any possible missing people. An investigation is reportedly underway to determine the cause of the crash.
The latest incident marks the third crash of a small plane in the Colombian capital in as many months. In August, three people were killed when an aircraft crashed in the Cajica area in north Bogota. In October, another three people died after a plane crashed onto a highway.