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Private jet crash kills 10 after plane hits motorbike and car in landing attempt

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Ten people have died in a plane crash in Malaysia.

According to local reports, the aircraft smashed into a motorbike and a car while attempting to land at an airport in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

Six passengers and two flight crew were said to be aboard the plane.

Video has shown the moments after the crash – which took place on a highway near Langkawi Airport.

The death toll may include motorists struck by the aircraft or debris.

Shah Alam district police chief Mohamad Iqbal Ibrahim confirmed a jet has crashed.

He said it appeared that all the passengers on the plane had perished but couldn’t give further details.

Another police officer, who declined to be named, said that at least nine bodies have been found.

A dentist in a building around 200 meters from where a plane crashed onto a road in Malaysia spoke of their shock today.

Security cameras at the clinic captured the private jet exploding in a fireball in Shah Alam, Selangor province, just short of the airport runway at 2..49 pm local time.

The dentist told local media: ‘The sound was so loud and it shook the whole building.

‘It was like a rocket exploding.’

The New Straits Times, an English-language newspaper, said on its website that the plane was believe to be en route from the northern resort island of Langkawi to the Subang airport in Selangor when it was believed to have encountered difficulties and crashed onto the highway.

Videos shared on social media showed fire and plumes of black smoke rising from the crash site on a grassy lawn by the side of a main highway in Shah Alam. Part of the road was seen covered in thick soot.

Police and firemen have been deployed to the scene.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke is expected to release further details at a news conference later Thursday.

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