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.

“The 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 |