A passenger plane carrying football fans to a Champions League match skidded past the landing strip and overturned in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing five people, officials said.
The small Soviet-designed AN-24 plane had been carrying 44 passengers and crew from the Black Sea port of Odessa when it crash-landed shortly after 6pm local time, the Ukrainian emergencies ministry announced.
The plane was operated by the small Southern Airlines company, which mostly runs domestic flights out of Odessa.
The cause of the accident was not immediately clear and senior officials were dispatched to Donetsk to investigate.
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