Update: Plane crash at Luqa:Five dead

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Update: A small aircraft has crashed near Luqa in what authorities are describing as a major incident.

Authorites report that five people died in the crash.

Some reports say the plane was carrying officials from Frontex, the EU border management agency but a spokesman said the aircraft was not on a Frontex mission.

The aircraft, a Metroliner twin-turbo, capable of carrying 10 passengers, apparently crashed near Safi shortly after take-off from Malta International Airport.

Malta International Airport has halted all flights in and out of the airport while crash investigations are underway.

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Photo. Aircraft similar to crashed plane