Donetsk, Ukraine - Three people died when an Antonov AN-24 plane of Ukraine's domestic airlines with 36 passengers on board made an emergency landing Wednesday at the eastern city of Donetsk, police said.

“Three deaths have been tallied,” a local police source said, adding that the airliner had landed in a field 700 metres (yards) from the airport runway.

Earlier Interfax news agency had quoted the emergency situations ministry as saying at least one person had died in the mishap. - Sapa-AFP