ROME, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- A small plane crashed near Rome on Friday, killing two people onboard, local media reported.
The Cessna aircraft took off in the northern city of Brescia for Rome before crashing into a car depot in an industrial area near Rome's Ciampino airport, according to Corriere della Sera newspaper.
The two victims, a pilot and a passenger aged 50 and 39 respectively, were killed.
Local police teams at the crash site were reportedly overwhelmed by a fire which destroyed some 30 cars, while six workers of the depot were rescued.
Investigators have opened a probe into the accident, whose causes were still unknown.