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Ukraine: Four Killed In Airport Crash Landing
At least four people have been killed after an airplane crash-landed in thick fog in eastern Ukraine.
The aircraft carrying 45 passengers and crew overshot the runway at Donetsk airport.
It happened as the plane attempted to make an emergency landing, and then broke up, according to the Interfax news agency.
The small, twin-engined Antonov 24 turboprop had been making an approach to Donetsk from the Black Sea coastal city of Odessa.
Of the people on the Soviet-designed aircraft, 39 have been rescued and four found dead.
Andriy Shyshatsky, head of Donetsk's regional administration, said: "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."
The crash occurred hours before a Champions League football match in the city between Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Dortmund.
The plane was operated by the small Southern Airlines company, which runs domestic flights out of Odessa.
In recent years, former Soviet republics have had some of the world's worst air traffic safety records.
Experts blame the age of the aircraft, lack of regulations, poor pilot training and cost-cutting.