Runway crash in Ukraine kills “at least five”

Soviet-era aircraft was carrying 45 passengers and crew

A twin-engine Antonov turboprop crash-landed at the airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, killing “at least five people” and injuring 12, officials say. Three people are as yet unaccounted for.
The Soviet-era aircraft was carrying 45 passengers and crew on a charter flight from Odessa on the other side of the country. Most were young football supporters arriving for a Champions League football match between the Ukrainian team Shakhtar and Germany’s Borussia Dortmund. The plane is believed to have overshot the runway, overturned and broken up. Many of the survivors scrambled through a gash in the side of the plane.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the accident, which took place in thick fog.
[pictured: Antonov An-24 turboprop during flight; photo by Elke Wetzig]


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