Plane carrying medical supplies crashes at international airport in big fireball

A plane has crashed during take off at Manila International Airport in the Philippines.

The jet erupted into a huge fireball as it tried to take off from the busy airport at around 8.30pm local time.

It is reported the light aircraft was chartered by the government and was carrying medical supplies amid the coronavirus crisis.

Dramatic pictures and video footage show huge flames at the crash scene.

Thick plumes of black smoke can also be seen billowing into the air from the airport.

It is reported the aircraft is owned by Lion Air – a charter service company in the Philippines, not the Indonesian commercial airline.

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