A small plane carrying a group of thrill seekers on a skydiving trip crashed in Ukraine on Sunday, killing five people and injuring the remaining 15 on board.
The plane crash occurred Sunday about 20 miles west of Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine.
After taking off, the plane encountered a strong thunderstorm which caused the pilots to turn around; however, the plane crashed before making it back to the airport, according to a report by Channel 5 television. The plane crashed in an open field, taking heavy damage with parts of the plane being shredded apart.
Weather data accessed by AccuWeather.com shows that Kiev reported a heavy thunderstorm with strong winds on Sunday. The thunderstorm brought nearly an inch of rain in less than 2 hours while wind gusts of 40 mph were reported.
There is an ongoing investigation related to the specifics of the crash.
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Severe storms pummeled areas from Dallas to New Orleans during a storm outbreak Sunday into Monday.
The main threat of severe weather will focus on central and southern Florida during Tuesday.
Bouts of heavy rain will once again visit the Southeast this week, bringing the threat of flooding and travel delays.
Wildfire smoke can enhance red hues in sunrises and sunsets, even thousands of miles away from where wildfires are burning.
As the ice forged by a brutal winter melted on Lake Michigan, various century-old shipwrecks became visible through the now clear waters.
Mid Atlantic (1928)
Eastern snowstorm with heavy, wet snow: Bayard, WV 35" (April maximum) Grantsville, MD 30" (April maximum) Somerset, PA 31" (April maximum) State College, PA 20" Train blocked from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia for at least two days. Snowflakes were reported to be the size of a man's palm.
St. Louis, MO (1973)
All-time record crest of Mississippi River of 43.3 feet. Water mark (1844) broken by 1.9 ft.
Red Lodge, MT (1984)
73" of snow in 72 hours (April 25-28).