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At least six dead after plane crashes into house in Chile

Visual showing the plane crash in Puerto Montt, Chile. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Chile Apr 17, 2019, 11.53 AM (IST)

At least six people - two women, three men and the pilot - were killed after a light aircraft crashed into a house in the southern Chilean city of Puerto Montt on Tuesday.

First responders worked to put out the fire on the roof of the house, while onlookers gathered around.

The aircraft had just taken off from the near-by airdrome of "La Paloma," local media reported.

According to aviation authorities, the aircraft was meant to be carrying a pilot and eight passengers. However, three passengers failed to board.

Investigations will be carried out to determine the cause of the accident.