Eight people have died after a small plane crashed into a row of homes in the Colombian city of Medellín on Monday, officials said.

Iran PressAmerica: Eight people died when a small plane crashed in a neighborhood in the central Colombian city of Medellin, airport authorities said.

They were on board, with no injuries on the ground immediately reported.

The aircraft crashed after taking off from the Olaya Herrera Airport, Colombian aviation officials said in a statement.

The victims were identified as six passengers and two crew members.

The exact cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

Medellin mayor Daniel Quintero said in a statement the aircraft experienced “an engine failure” during takeoff. 219