Slovak transport plane crashes over Hungary

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Friday, January 20, 2006

42 of 43 Slovak soldiers were killed as an An-24 type aircraft of the Slovak Army crashed shortly after 8.30 pm UTC+1 at a hill in the North East of Hungary. There were 43 soldiers (including three women) on the board. The plane was flying from Pristina to Košice, Slovakia as it collided 10 km away from the border to the 800 meter high hill.

Two aircraft entered the Hungarin airspace, the captain of the second alarmed the authorities. One survivor has been found, there is no news of other surviving.