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At least three killed in Ukraine plane crash

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This handout photograph taken and released by The Ukrainian Emergency Ministry shows rescuers as they work at the plane crash site in a forest outside Lviv on October 4, 2019. – At least five people have died when a transport plane crashed on October 4, 2019, while landing in western Ukraine, emergency services said. The Antonov-12 was transporting eight people on board and crash-landed 1.5 kilometres from the runway at Lviv airport. (Photo by Handout / UKRANIAN EMERGENCY MINISTRY / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO /UKRANIAN EMERGENCY MINISTRY” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

At least three people died when a transport plane crashed Friday while coming into land in western Ukraine, emergency services said.

The Antonov-12 with eight people on board crash-landed 1.5 kilometres (just over a mile) from the runway at Lviv airport, killing at least three and injuring three.

Crew members were trapped in the wreckage and two more were missing, the emergency services said.

Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii said on Facebook that five died.

He said the aircraft was operated by Kiev-based company Ukraine Air Alliance and flying in from Vigo in Spain. He added that it was thought the plane had run out of fuel.

The emergency services posted a picture of the plane with one wing ripped off.


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