The pilot had requested to land at Skopje’s airport to refuel but did not report any emergency. Shortly afterwards the plane lost contact with the airport.
Authorities said they had no other details of the passengers or where the plane had been heading. They described it as a light passenger aircraft made by the U.S.-based company.
The plane was found shortly after nightfall, several hours after the pilot’s last communication with the airport in Skopje. There were no survivors.