South Airlines AN-24 Plane Crashes After Landing at Donetsk, Ukraine, at Least 4 Dead Newswire Newswire

A South Airlines charter flight crashed after it landed at Donetsk Airport in Ukraine, killing at least 4 people, according to reports.

CNN reports:

‘There were 45 people on board when the AN-24 crashed in the Donetsk region, an emergency official said. At least two people are unaccounted for. Thirty-nine were evacuated before the airliner caught fire, the official said.

“The plane missed the landing strip, turned upside down and broke into pieces,” the official said.’

The Donetsk-bound charter flight was carrying soccer fans from Odessa. They were heading to a UEFA Champions League game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Dortmund, the Ukrainskaya Pravda website reported.

There is no word if the plane landed in bad weather.

South Airlines is a Ukrainian carrier.

Crash photo HERE


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