23 August 2017
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Experimental aircraft crash kills two in Ukraine

Two people were killed in an experimental airplane crash near Zaporozhe city in southern Ukraine Monday, the Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry reported, according to Xinhua.

The crash occurred at 1:10 p.m. local time (1110 GMT), when a small aircraft went down shortly after takeoff during the test flight, killing two pilots onboard, the ministry said.

The plane belonged to small Dnepropetrovsk-based private company and was designed by local scientists, it said, without specifying details.

The cause of the accident remains unknown and an investigation is under way.

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