At least four people were killed when a plane carrying 45
passengers and crew crash-landed in fog in the eastern
Ukrainian city of Donetsk, officials say.
The plane overshot the runway at Donetsk airport late on
Wednesday (local time) as it attempted to execute an
emergency landing and broke up, the emergencies ministry,
quoted by Interfax news agency, said
The twin-engined Antonov 24 turboprop had flown to Donetsk,
which was shrouded in thick fog, from the Black Sea coastal
city of Odessa.
Andriy Shyshatsky, head of Donetsk's regional administration,
said four people were confirmed dead, while the fate of two
others was not yet clear.
"The large majority of passengers have been saved. At the
moment, there are four dead. One person is visible in the
wreckage, but we don't yet know whether he is alive or not.
We are searching for one other person," Shyshatsky told
The crash took place hours before a Champions League football
match in Donetsk between Shakhtar Donetsk and German side