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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.

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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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