ANKARA, Turkey, May 26 (UPI) -- A Ukrainian-chartered plane crashed Monday in Turkey, killing all 74 people on board, most of them Spanish peacekeeping forces, officials said.
Fire crews and medical teams rushed to the crash site, about 30 miles south of the Black Sea port of Trabzon. Spain's Defense Ministry said 62 of the victims were Spanish military officials who had completed their duties in Afghanistan. The other 12 victims were crew members.
The Ukrainian Aviation Department said more information on the victims was not immediately available. The Russian-made Yak-42 plane was registered to the private company Mediterranean Airlines, Russia's Itar-Tass news agency reported.
The transport plane crashed on what appeared to be its third attempt to land in thick fog in Trabzon for refueling. It disappeared from radar screens in Turkey early Monday morning, Itar-Tass said.
The plane was flying from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to Zaragoza, Spain.