Four people are killed, with others injured.
An aeroplane transporting supporters to watch Wednesday night’s Champions League encounter between Shakhtar Donestk and Borussia Dortmund crashed while attempting to land.
The passenger plane skidded past the landing strip and overturned in the eastern Ukrainian city, killing four people, injuring two and leaving the fate of two others unknown, according to officials.
The small, Soviet-designed AN-24 plane was carrying 45 people from the Black Sea port of Odessa, according to emergency officials.
It was not immediately clear what caused the crash-landing.
The plane was operated by the small Southern Airlines company, which mostly runs domestic flights out of Odessa.
Donetsk Governor Andrei Shishatsky said that rescuers had located one of the missing people in the wreckage of the plane but were still unsure whether the person was alive, the Interfax news agency reported.
Most of the passengers were likely heading for the Wednesday night Champions League football match between Ukraine’s Shakhtar and Borussia Dortmund.
The match opened with a minute of silence in memory of the dead, and finished two-all.