Small plane crashes near Skopje, killing all six people on board

A private German-registered small airplane flying from Italy to Kosovo crashed Tuesday in Macedonia, killing all six passengers and crew.

Macedonian state prosecutor's office said it was investigating the cause of the crash but disclosed no other details.

Four victims were Italian nationals and the other two were Kosovan, Macedonian reports said.

The Piper Pa 34-200 Seneca aircraft left from Trevizo in Italy and was bound for the Kosovo capital Pristina, with a fueling stop scheduled in Skopje, only 75 kilometres south of the destination.

It disappeared from radar at 5:50 pm (1540 GMT) in the area of Veles, not far to the southeast from the Skopje airport. The wreckage was found a short time later.

Last update: Tue, 06/09/2016 - 23:45

More from Balkan

Greek court blocks extradition of a further two Turkish soldiers

The legal tug-of-war regarding the extradition of eight Turkish soldiers from Greece continues.

Bosnia FM for defusing arguments with Croatia

Croatia remains an important neighbour and unavoidable partner to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and all problems in...

Ambassador Del Vechio says Bosnia's stability is Croatia's key interest

Croatia strongly supports the stability and integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina and it will do everything in its...

Prodded by EU, Macedonia seeks to end deep crisis with snap poll

Macedonians vote Sunday in early parliamentary elections that the European Union brokered between feuding local...

Romania election: more a plebiscite on corruption than a policy race

Parliamentary elections in Romania on Sunday are more a referendum on corruption than a vote on policies.