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Heavy wind pushes the plane in the building next to the airport of Malta

The private plane was blown to an adjacent office building on Wednesday evening.

(Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi)

A private plane slammed into an office building on Wednesday evening after supposedly being blown right off the tarmac at Malta International Airport by the hard wind.

The plane, which was still empty and deserted at the time, sat on the runway of the International Airport of Malta in the village of Ħal Farruġ, before gusts of wind pushed the plane through a fence and into the building, the Times of Malta reports.

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Photos of the aftermath show the plane, the nose embedded in the side of the offices, which are owned and operated by the Polidano Group, a construction with a production company.

Officials at Malta International Airport (MIA) have confirmed that the plane, a Dassualt Falcon 7X, was parked on the airport Apron 4 before it was moved.

(Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi)

No injuries reported by the airport or by the owner of the building.

(Reuters)

“It seems like it was the result of the strong winds,” Jean Paul sammut holding, a representative for the Polidano Group, told the Times of Malta. “The building didn’t sustain major damage, but we assume that the plane has.”

Military, police, and emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene, although no injuries were reported at the airport or on the site of the crash.

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Officials at Malta International Airport (MIA) have since confirmed that the plane, a Dassualt Falcon 7X, was parked on platform 4 before it was moved, but MIA has yet to make known how the plane was attached to the job.

Sammut holding, meanwhile, is of the opinion that the aircraft was confirmed by the security cables and brakes, but think that that must be “blown” in the next wind, the Evening Standard reports.

Malta’s Bureau for Air Accident Investigation is currently probing the incident, the MIA confirmed in a statement.

“Malta International Airport is the support of the Bureau for Air Accident Investigation in the ongoing investigation and therefore it would be premature to give any further details at this time. The airport Rescue and fire fighting Services will also remain on standby should any special help.”

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Some outlets also reported that the private plane belongs to businessman and politician Lord Michael Ashcroft, although a spokesman for Ashcroft’s office would not confirm, as much for the BBC.

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