One dead, one injured due to fall of light plane in Malynivsky district of Odesa
In Odesa, a light-weight aircraft fell on the road on Wednesday afternoon, as a result of which one person was killed and one injured, the liaison department of police of Odesa region has reported.
"Police officers are establishing the circumstances of an emergency incident with a light aircraft in Malynivsky district of Odesa. It crashed on the Ovidiopolska road. According to preliminary data, two people have been injured," it said.
The regional head office later said one of the victims died at the scene, and the other was hospitalized.
"At the time of the accident, two men were on the plane. One of them died on the spot, the other was hospitalized" the information says.
As of 13.50 on Wednesday, law enforcement officers established that both men were pilots, born in 1955. The plane belongs to one of the enterprises.
"Now the police are establishing the causes and circumstances of the crash. Previously, the event was qualified according to Part 3 of Article 276 (violation of the rules for the safety of traffic or operation of railway, water or air transport) of Ukraine's Criminal Code," the Odesa Police Department said.
Also, in the regional police headquarters, they published a photo from the place of the emergency, which shows a light-engine plane lying on the fuselage on the road, as well as a man lying on the side of the road, who was assisted by people.
The local ezine Duma has said one pilot died and the second was seriously injured.
"The Y1 Dolphin plane of the Odesa Aviation Plant crashed about 6 kilometers from Ovidiopolska road," the ezine said.