Six dead in light plane crash in Macedonia

Four Italians and two nationals of Kosovo died in a plane crash near Macedonia's capital Skopje, officials said.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 07, 2016, 06:09 AM IST

Skopje: Four Italians and two nationals of Kosovo died in a plane crash near Macedonia's capital Skopje, officials said.

They were aboard a twin-engine German-registered Piper Seneca which crashed near the village of Kojle yesterday, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Skopje, the head of the national public security bureau, Mitko Chavkov, told reporters.

"They departed from the airport Treviso in Italy with destination in Pristina," the capital of Kosovo, Chavkov said.

"They intended to land in Skopje for refuelling."

Chavkov confirmed the nationalities of the fatalities, which were also disclosed separately to AFP by police.

The causes of the crash are being investigated.