February 13th, 2013
01:50 PM ET

Report: At least 4 killed in Ukraine plane crash

At least four people were dead after a plane made an emergency crash-landing and caught fire in Ukraine's Donetsk region on Wednesday, Russian state-run media outlet RIA Novosti reported.

The charter flight from Odessa to Donetsk was carrying 45 people, 39 of whom were evacuated before the plane caught fire after the crash-landing, Ria Novosti reported, citing a representative of Ukraine's emergencies service. At least two people were unaccounted for.

β€œThe plane missed the landing strip, turned upside down and broke into pieces,” the spokesman said, according to Ria Novosti.

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.

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  1. Basil Wrathbone

    If only they had missed hitting the ground. Alas!

    February 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. the prophet

    Jesus died on cross so we live after death, in the universe death does not happen, our earth will become a desolate planet oxygen will end soon so enjoy take a deep breath while can still breathe,

    February 13, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |