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Five Die In Ukrainian Cargo-Plane Blaze

CAIRO (Reuters) -- A Ukrainian cargo plane caught fire while about to take off from the airport in the southern Egyptian town of Luxor, killing all five crew, officials said.

The Russian-made Antonov-12 had stopped in Luxor to refuel on its way from Entebbe in Uganda to Ukraine, the Egyptian state news agency MENA said.

Firefighters were unable to save the crew from the blaze, the officials said.

The accident, at 4:18 a.m. local time (0218 GMT), did not affect regular flights at Luxor, a major tourist destination 500 kilometers south of Cairo, MENA added.