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by Staff Reporter
15 February 2013 | 3195 Views
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.

One of the survivors, a man in his 20s who identified himself by his first name, Oleg, said in a video interview posted on the Ukrainian news site Korrespondent that the plane "split open" and caught fire during landing. Many of the passengers escaped the burning plane through the break in the fuselage. Oleg said that according to preliminary information the crash could have been caused by engine failure during landing.

"It was horrible," said Oleg, visibly shaken. "This situation needs to be dealt with."




Regional officials confirmed the plane was filled mostly with football fans heading for the Wednesday night Champions League football match between Ukraine's Shakhtar and Borussia Dortmund. The match opened with a minute of silence in memory of the dead.

In recent years former Soviet republics have had some of the world's worst air traffic safety records. Experts blame that record on the age of the aircraft, weak government controls, poor pilot training and cost-cutting.

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