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Private jet 'owned by Lord Ashcroft' crashes into Malta Airport building

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By Cristina Abellan Matamoros
jet reportedly owned by Lord Ashcroft crashed into Malta
jet reportedly owned by Lord Ashcroft crashed into Malta   -   Copyright  Facebook/Ruben Caruana

A private jet reportedly owned by Lord Ashcroft, a major British Conservative Party donor, crashed into a building at Malta International Airport on Wednesday (December 27).  

Local newspaper, Malta Today, reported that strong winds blew the unmanned aircraft from the runaway and crashed into the offices of Maltese construction company Polidano Group. 

Police and the army were responded to the scene and no one was injured in the incident. 

Malta Today said the jet is registered in Bermuda as belonging to the former deputy of the British Conservative Party, Michal Ashcroft. The BBC said Ashcroft's spokesperson declined to confirm ownership. 

Videos of the damaged cockpit circulated on social media on Wednesday.

Malta International Airport and the Bureau of Air Accident Investigation did not immediately respond to Euronews' request for comment.