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5 dead, 15 injured in small plane crash near Kiev
5 dead, 15 injured as small plane crashes in bad weather near Ukrainian capital
By The Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ' A small plane carrying skydivers crash-landed in bad weather near the Ukrainian capital on Sunday, killing five and injuring 15 people, including an Austrian citizen, emergency officials said.

The L-410 plane belonging to a pilot school made a "hard" emergency landing during a heavy rainstorm with high winds near the Borodyanka airport some 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of Kiev, said Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman Yulia Yershova. No other details were immediately available.

The plane was carrying 17 skydivers and three crew members. The injured have been taken to local hospitals. An investigation has been opened.




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