A small plane has crashed in rainy weather in western Slovenia, killing the three people on board.

Authorities said Friday that the plane went down late on Thursday near Bovec, in the Slovenian Alps.

Rescuers found the plane early on Friday at the foot of the Kras peak. Police say the pilot had sent an emergency call around 1800GMT on Thursday before disappearing from the radar.

Police say all three people on board were Slovenian citizens.