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Plane Headed To Kosovo Crashes In Macedonia, Killing Six


A private plane traveling to Kosovo from the north Italian city of Treviso crashed in a mountainous region of Macedonia, killing all six people onboard.

Macedonian authorities said that four Italian nationals and two from Kosovo were killed in the crash south of the capital, Skopje.

The pilot had requested to land at Skopje's airport to refuel but didn't report any emergency. Shortly afterward, the plane lost contact with the airport.

Authorities said they had no other details on the passengers.

They described it as a Piper Seneca light aircraft made by the U.S.-based Piper Aircraft Inc. and registered in Germany.

The plane was found shortly after nightfall, several hours after the pilot's last communication with the airport in Skopje.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and dpa
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