Horrifying dash cam footage captured the final moments of a small plane as it careened to earth, killing all five on board Monday morning in Malta.
The dash cam footage was posted to Facebook by Laurent Azzopardi, who wrote, according to ABC News, “On my way to the work this morning – a very shocking experience, a plane crash”
The victims were three defense ministry officials and two private contractors, the French defense ministry told ABC News. The ministry said the officials were conducting a surveillance operation.
Malta’s government said that the flight was part of a French customs operation tracing illicit trafficking from Libya, where the plane was headed. A popular radio station in Malta, the plane was a military aircraft, according to 89.7 BAY.
Human error or technical fault is most likely to blame, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told parliament Monday evening according to the Times of Malta.
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