Plane crash landing in Ukraine kills at least four
Updated: 2013-02-14 05:24
KIEV - At least four people were killed as an An-24 passenger jet made a crash landing on Wednesday in the southeast region of Donetsk in Ukraine, state emergency department said.
"According to the latest information, four people were killed, two were injured and two others missing," the RIA Novosti news agency quoted the department as saying.
The accident occurred at 08:00 p.m. local time (1800GMT) few miles away from the Donetsk city airport, which was shrouded by heavy smog.
The twin-engined turboprop, with 45 people onboard, had flown to Donetsk from the Black Sea coastal city of Odessa.
Local media reported that the plane caught fire and broke into several parts. Thirty-nine people were evacuated before the airline caught fire.
The cause of the accident is yet to be determined.