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Five dead in an emergency landing in Ukraine of a Ukrainian cargo plane from Spain

October 4, 2019

The emergency landing site in western Ukraine of an AN-12 Antonov cargo plane from a Ukrainian company that had taken off hours before the Spanish city of Vigo – UKRAINE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT


At least five people have died in an emergency landing in the town of Lviv, in eastern Ukraine, of a plane carrying Antonov AN-12 from a Ukrainian airline that had taken off hours before the airport of Vigo (Spain), according to Ukrainian authorities have informed.

“During the charter flight UKL4050, an An-12 # UR-CAH aircraft of the Ukraina Aeroalians company, which was flying from Vigo (Spain) to Lviv with seven crew members and a passenger on board, landed emergency on the ground in the Sokólniki village near the airfield, Ukrainian Transport Minister Vladislav Krikli has reported in a message posted on his Facebook page.

AENA sources have reported that the cargo aircraft took off from the Spanish airport of Vigo at 0.14 on this Friday. At first, the Ukrainian minister had assured that the incident had resulted in three fatalities, three injured and two missing but later modified the balance of the air incident to confirm that there are five dead, without giving more details about the rest of the people .

The head of Transport of Ukraine has said that the plane has been forced to make an emergency landing after it ran out of fuel when it planned to reach Lviv.

In the place of the air accident, troops from the emergency and rescue services have been deployed. Channel 112 has indicated that the plane had as its final destination Istanbul and that it disappeared from the radars shortly before stopping in Lviv, where it was going to refuel.