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Plane crashes on takeoff at Malta airport, 5 aboard killed

  • In this image taken from a video smoke billows as a light plane crashed after takeoff from Malta airport, in Valletta, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Officials say a light plane has crashed after takeoff from Malta International Airport, killing all five people on board. The twin-prop Metroliner tipped toward the right and crashed into the ground soon after lifting off at 7:20 a.m. Monday, bursting into flames, eyewitnesses said. (AP Photo/Ed De Gaetano)

    In this image taken from a video smoke billows as a light plane crashed after takeoff from Malta airport, in Valletta, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Officials say a light plane has crashed after takeoff from Malta International Airport, killing all five people on board. The twin-prop Metroliner tipped toward the right and crashed into the ground soon after lifting off at 7:20 a.m. Monday, bursting into flames, eyewitnesses said. (AP Photo/Ed De Gaetano)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image made from video, fire engines spray water as smoke billows from a light plane which crashed at Malta International Airport, in Valletta, Malta, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The light plane crashed Monday after takeoff from the airport en route to Libya, killing all five crew members on board, airport authorities said. (AP Photo/Ed De Gaetano)

    In this image made from video, fire engines spray water as smoke billows from a light plane which crashed at Malta International Airport, in Valletta, Malta, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The light plane crashed Monday after takeoff from the airport en route to Libya, killing all five crew members on board, airport authorities said. (AP Photo/Ed De Gaetano)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image taken from a video smoke billows as a light plane crashed after takeoff from Malta airport, in Valletta, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Officials say a light plane has crashed after takeoff from Malta International Airport, killing all five people on board. The twin-prop Metroliner tipped toward the right and crashed into the ground soon after lifting off at 7:20 a.m. Monday, bursting into flames, eyewitnesses said. (AP Photo/Ed De Gaetano)

    In this image taken from a video smoke billows as a light plane crashed after takeoff from Malta airport, in Valletta, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Officials say a light plane has crashed after takeoff from Malta International Airport, killing all five people on board. The twin-prop Metroliner tipped toward the right and crashed into the ground soon after lifting off at 7:20 a.m. Monday, bursting into flames, eyewitnesses said. (AP Photo/Ed De Gaetano)  (The Associated Press)

Officials say a light plane has crashed after takeoff from Malta International Airport, killing all five people on board.

The twin-prop Metroliner tipped toward the right and crashed into the ground soon after lifting off at 7:20 a.m. Monday, bursting into flames, eyewitnesses said.

Part of the burning wreckage ended up on a road outside the perimeter of the airport.

The airplane was on its way to Misurata, Libya.

Malta International Airport is temporarily closed until the debris is cleared.