The chartered plane crashed Sunday afternoon in dense fog, killing all five on board - two crew members and three passengers, the Emergency Situations Ministry said in a statement.
The turboprop-powered Beechcraft had been on a charter flight from the Czech city of Hradec Kralove to the Zhulyany airport in Kiev 's southwestern outskirts. It crashed in a field near a major highway and burst into flames.
The plane belonged to the Czech company MINIB Ltd., said Natalia Alyushina, a Transport Ministry spokeswoman.
The cause of the crash is being investigated.
Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled "Evil Defeated by Good", representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987