2021 Milan airplane crash

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2021 Milan airplane crash
Date3 October 2021 (2021-10-03)
SummaryUnder investigation
SiteSan Donato Milanese
45°25′44″N 9°15′16″E / 45.4288°N 9.2545°E / 45.4288; 9.2545Coordinates: 45°25′44″N 9°15′16″E / 45.4288°N 9.2545°E / 45.4288; 9.2545
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Aircraft typePilatus PC-12
Flight originLinate Airport, Milan
DestinationOlbia Costa Smeralda Airport, Sardinia

On 3 October 2021 a Romanian private plane crashed into a building in San Donato Milanese, Lombardy, Italy. All eight occupants of the aircraft were killed.


At 13:03 CEST on 3 October 2021,[1] a small private plane carrying two crew and six passengers,[2] departed Milan's Linate Airport destined for Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport on Sardinia.[3] At 13:12,[4] it crashed into a building near San Donato station in San Donato Milanese, Metropolitan City of Milan, Lombardy, killing all eight occupants.[5][6]


The aircraft was a Pilatus PC-12 carrying the registration YR-PDV.[3][1] It was registered in Romania, and arrived in Milan from Romania on 30 September 2021.[4]

The eight victims were identified as a Romanian businessman, his son (both also held the German citizenship) and his wife; an Italian man, his one-year-old son, his French wife, and his French-Romanian mother-in-law; and a Canadian man, who was a friend of the two families.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wert, Jakob (3 October 2021). "Pilatus PC-12 aircraft crashes in Milan, hits building". International Flight Network. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  2. Francis, Alannah (3 October 2021). "Plane crashes into vacant building in Milan, killing eight". inews.co.uk. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press (3 October 2021). "Eight killed after plane crashes into Milan office building". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Costea, Alexandru (3 October 2021). "VIDEO & FOTO Un avion privat românesc s-a prăbușit într-o clădire din Milano. Toate persoanele de la bord au murit". Digi24 (in română).
  5. "Milan plane crash: Eight dead as private jet hits building". BBC News. 3 October 2021. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  6. "San Donato Milanese: plane crashed on building, 8 dead. Even a child – Chronicle". Italy24 News English. 3 October 2021. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  7. "San Donato Milanese, aereo caduto su edificio: 8 morti, due sono italiani". Quotidiano Nazionale. 3 October 2021.

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