An Antonov-12 plane crash near Lviv air terminal in western Ukraine on Friday killed five individuals.
The Ukraine Air Alliance plane came up short on fuel before an arranged stopover at Lviv, on the way from Vigo in Spain to Istanbul, Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister Vladislav Krikliy said.
The emergency service said the plane had a team of seven, and one other individual was accompanying the cargo.
It isn’t clear what that payload was. Ukraine’s news organization portrayed it as a military cargo plane. It had been booked to refuel in Lviv.
The Soviet-designed four-engined plane disappeared from radar at 07:10 local time (04:10 GMT) as it drew closer Lviv universal air terminal. It slammed 1.5km (one mile) from the air terminal and didn’t burst into flames.
The plane descended on soil and vegetation almost a football arena and a graveyard. Lviv air terminal has been shut due to the accident.
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