5 dead in small plane crash

2012-06-10 14:40
Russian Emergency Ministry rescuers search the site of the ATR-72 aircraft crash outside Tyumen, a major regional centre in Siberia, Russia. (Marat Gubaydullin, AP)

Russian Emergency Ministry rescuers search the site of the ATR-72 aircraft crash outside Tyumen, a major regional centre in Siberia, Russia. (Marat Gubaydullin, AP)

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Kiev - Emergency officials say a small plane carrying parachute jumpers crashed on landing during a severe storm near the Ukrainian capital, killing five and injuring 13 people on board.

The accident took place at the Borodyanka airport about 30km west of Kiev on Sunday when the small plane tried to land during a heavy rainstorm with high winds, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

The plane belonged to a pilot school and was carrying 16 parachute jumpers and two crew members. An investigation has been opened.

- AP
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