Plane carrying medical supplies crashes at international airport in big fireball

A plane has crashed during take off at Manila International Airport in the Philippines.

The jet erupted into a huge fireball as it tried to take off from the busy airport at around 8.30pm local time.

It is reported the light aircraft was chartered by the government and was carrying medical supplies amid the coronavirus crisis.

Dramatic pictures and video footage show huge flames at the crash scene.

Thick plumes of black smoke can also be seen billowing into the air from the airport.

It is reported the aircraft is owned by Lion Air – a charter service company in the Philippines, not the Indonesian commercial airline.

This is a breaking news story and is constantly being updated.

Please refresh the page regularly to get the latest updates.

Reporters working on dailystar.co.uk will be working to source the latest information, reaction, pictures and video related to this story.

You can also follow us on Twitter @DailyStar to get the latest news updates 24 hours a day.

Or download the Daily Star app for flash alerts on the biggest stories of the day.

Why not also subscribe to receive our regular Daily Star news bulletins? You can do this on this page by simply entering your email address above and hitting 'subscribe'.

  • In the News

Source: Read Full Article