An An-12 aircraft made an emergency landing 1.5 kilometers from the Lviv international airport’s runway early on Friday.
The State Emergency Service announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
“The State Emergency Service received information that an An-12 transport plane disappeared from the radar 13.7 kilometers from the Lviv international airport at 7:10 a.m. on October 4 during a landing approach. A crewmember made contact at 7:29 a. m., saying that the An-12 plane had made an emergency landing. The An-12 aircraft was found 1.5 kilometers from the runway at 7:46 a. m. There was no fire. The crew is being freed from the damaged aircraft," the State Emergency Service said in a statement on its official website on Friday morning.
“According to preliminary information, three people were killed and three were seriously injured, two are missing. A rescue operation is underway. The aircraft made an emergency landing because it ran out of fuel. An investigation has begun,” Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklyi said.
The minister later said that five people were killed.
According to its flight-number information, this aircraft was owned by Ukraine Air Alliance.
As reported, an An-2 aircraft with three people on board made an emergency landing on a lake in Kyiv in early June.