5 dead, 13 injured in small plane crash near Kiev

5 dead, 13 injured in small plane crash near Kiev

KIEV - The Associated Press
5 dead, 13 injured in small plane crash near Kiev

Rescuers inspect the wreckage of a small plane in a forest near Parchim, eastern Germany, Monday May 28, 2012. AP photo

Emergency officials say a small plane carrying parachute jumpers crashed on landing during a severe storm near the Ukrainian capital, killing five and injuring 13 people on board.

The accident took place at the Borodyanka airport some 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of Kiev on Sunday when the small plane tried to land during a heavy rainstorm with high winds, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

The plane belonged to a pilot school and was carrying 16 parachute jumpers and two crew members. An investigation has been opened.

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