Aircraft carrying ‘dangerous’ cargo crashes in northern Greece

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Video footage indicated the aircraft in flames descending fast before slamming the ground

Explosions reported in Paleochori Kavala after crash of plane Greek television says was Ukrainian, carrying eight people.

An Antonov cargo plane operated by a Ukraine-based air carrier crashed Saturday near the city of Kavala in northern Greece, authorities said.

Greek Civil Aviation authorities say the flight was heading from Serbia to Jordan, but have not been able to confirm how many people were on board or what the plane's cargo was. It was operated by Meridian, a cargo carrier.

ERT also reported that the plane was carrying eight people and that its cargo “was dangerous”. Police were asking journalists at the scene to wear masks, the report added.