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Three yeshiva students killed in Ukraine small plane crash — report

Victims said to have been studying at the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, but are not Israeli citizens

The scene of a fire in Sheparivtsi, Ukraine after a plane crashed into a house, on July 28, 2021. (Screenshot/YouTube)
The scene of a fire in Sheparivtsi, Ukraine after a plane crashed into a house, on July 28, 2021. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Four people were killed in a small plane crash in Ukraine on Wednesday, and three of them were reportedly ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students.

According to a report in The Daily Express, four people were killed when a small aircraft crashed into the roof of a private home in Prykarpattia in western Ukraine, sparking a large blaze.

Authorities have opened an investigation into the incident.

Army Radio reported that three of those killed were students at a yeshiva, although Channel 20 noted that they are not believed to be Israeli citizens. According to the Yeshiva World News site, the three students were studying at the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, and hailed originally from Monsey, New York; Williamsburg, Brooklyn; and London.

Many Orthodox Jews travel to Uman, Ukraine to visit the gravesite of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. Uman is located about 500 kilometers (310 miles) east of the purported crash site.

According to Ukrainian media reports, all four casualties were those aboard the plane at the time of the crash, and nobody on the ground was harmed. Ukrainian media have reported that the fourth person killed in the crash was well-known local pilot Igor Tabanyuk.

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