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All 5 people killed in Ukraine plane crash are Czechs

A small plane crashed outside Kiev. All five people killed have been identified as Czech nationals.

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.