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Kiev, Ukraine -
Officials in Ukraine say a small border guard plane has crashed in the country's west, killing three people on board.
The Emergency Situations Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that the plane, a Diamond DA-42, was on a mission over a mountainous area at Ukraine's western border when it crashed on Wednesday.
The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.
The ministry said that a rescue operation at the scene of the crash is continuing. - Sapa-AP