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Storm hits Ukraine parachute jump, five killed

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June 11, 2012, 12:32 a.m. | Ukraine — by Reuters

In this photo dated Sunday, June 10, 2012 released by Emergency Situations Ministry, Emergency Situations Ministry workers disassemble the wreckage of the crashed L-410 plane which was carrying skydivers and crash-landed in stormy weather near the Ukrainian capital Kiev, killing five people and injuring 15, including an Austrian citizen, emergency officials said.The L-410 plane belonging to a pilot school made a "hard" emergency landing during a heavy rainstorm with high winds near the Borodyanka airport some 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of Kiev, said an Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman.
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(Reuters) - Five people were killed and 13 others injured inUkraineon Sunday when a storm forced an aircraft carrying parachutists to make an emergency landing, the emergencies ministry said. The L-410 plane, which had a two-person crew, was taking 16 parachutists on a jump fromBorodyanka aerodromeabout 50 km (30 miles) north-west ofKievwhen bad weather closed in.

"There was very heavy rain and strong winds which required them to make an emergency landing," said ministry spokeswomanYulia Ershova.

"Five people were killed and 13 have been injured," she added. There was no explanation of what went wrong with the emergency landing.
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