A cargo plane crashed in northern Greece on Saturday evening, the Athens News news agency reported.
Witnesses have saw the plane on fire and heard explosions, according to the agency.
About 15 firefighters with seven fire-fighting devices were heading towards the plane, authorities said.
#ULTIMAHORA || Avión de cargo Antonov se estrella cerca de #Kavala región norte #Grecia . Según las primeras informaciones, se trata de un avión ucraniano that departed from Serbia to Jordania, el piloto solicitó un landing de emergencia pero no lo logró. #Greece pic.twitter.com/rsSmbNCItb
— AlPuntoSV (@NotiAlpuntoSV) July 16, 2022
According to press reports, the plane was flying between Serbia and Jordan, and had just requested permission to emergency landing at the Greek airport of Kavala, but did not manage the maneuver in time.
State television ERT claimed that it was a Ukrainian Antonov, and that it was in flames before crashing according to residents of the area who witnessed the scene.
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