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Small plane crashes into a home in Ukraine- American tourists killed.

Image Credit: MNS.GOV.UA

On Wednesday local and US officials reported that a small plane crashed into a home in western Ukraine, killing the pilot and three American tourists at around 1.40pm.

The plane, a WT10 Advantic aircraft, crashed into a private home near Sheparivtsi village in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. Firefighters rushed to the site soon after the crash and managed to bring the fire under control after 20 minutes. There was noone in the house during the plane crash.

We can confirm the death of three U.S. citizens in the Ivano-Frankiyvsk region of Ukraine, in the village of Sheparovtsi.

Spokesperson for the US State Department.

The son of the 60-year old pilot died in 2013 in a plane crash. An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the crash.

More details to follow.

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