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VALLETTA, Malta – Five people have been killed in a plane crash in Malta, the Malta International Airport has confirmed.

In a statement on its website, the airport says the Fairchild Metroliner crashed at 7:20 a.m. local time on Monday.

“Our thoughts are with the families of the people involved in the accident today,” the statement read.

Officials have not released information about who was on board the plane.

Earlier reports that EU border officials were on board the plane but the EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Federica Mogherini tweeted to say no EU officials were involved in the crash.

Maltese gov’t says 5 killed in plane crash were French officials tracing Mediterranean trafficking routes from Libya.

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