Malta plane crash
A light aircraft on a French customs surveillance operation crashed in Malta shortly after takeoff Monday, killing all five people on board, according to CNN.
"Official information, footage and eyewitnesses, including three members of the Armed Forces of Malta at the nearby Safi Barracks, and two commercial airline pilots, clearly indicate that there was no explosion prior to impact," the Maltese government said in a statement. "Several inquiries, as established by international rules and the laws of Malta, are currently underway to establish all facts."
All five people aboard the plane were French nationals, the statement said.