Plane Crash in Italy in High Winds Injures Six

February 4, 2013; 8:08 PM ET
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A passenger plane with 50 people onboard crashed at the Roma-Fiumicino Airport in Italy while landing in high winds.

The plane was traveling from the Pisa-Galileo Airport to the Roma-Fiumicino Airport when the crash occurred about 3:15 p.m. EST (20:15 UTC) on Saturday, February 2.

Sustained winds at the time of the crash averaged around 30 mph with gusts close to 50 mph according to local reports. Sky conditions were partly cloudy with no precipitation reported.

Six people were injured, among them a girl with a spinal injury who was transported to the Gemelli hospital by ambulance, according to reports from, A triage area was set up at the airport to begin treatment of the others who were injured.

The accident also led to temporary closure of the airport.

Investigators from the National Agency were on the scene early and investigators from Polaria have been trying to establish the cause of the crash.


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