Plane crash in northern Greece, number of victims unknown – National


Authorities say an Antonov plane crashed near the town of Kavala in northern Greece.

The plane was heading from Serbia to Jordan, but authorities were unable to confirm whether it was a passenger or cargo flight, or how many people were on the plane .

The pilot managed to alert the authorities to a problem in one of the plane’s engines and he was given the choice of landing at either Thessaloniki or Kavala airports. He opted for Kavala, which was closer, but the plane crashed about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of the airport.

Firefighters said in a statement that they cordoned off the area.

Local media reported that people near the crash site saw a fireball and heard a series of explosions after the crash.

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