Six people dead after Chile plane crash: Plane plummets into house


Authorities have said six people have died after a light aircraft crashed into a house in southern Chile.

The plane crashed after it got tangled in power lines after taking off from La Paloma airport, which is 600 miles south of Santiago.

According to the local authorities, the pilot was among the dead as well as two women and four men.

It has emerged that the aircraft was owned by the “Archipielago” company, which operates commercial flights in a region that is difficult to access.

A statement from Salmones Camanchaca read: “We are awaiting information from the authorities and airline about the cause of the accident which we understand is being investigated.

“As a company and as human beings we are very badly affected and are very saddened over what happened.”

The home owners were not home when the accident happened.