Selasa, 21 Jun 2011

CNA: 40 dead in Russian plane crash

40 dead in Russian plane crash

Jun 21

MOSCOW: Forty people were killed late Monday when a Russian plane crashed onto a highway near Petrozavodsk airport in Karelia, northwest Russia, the emergency situations ministry said as quoted by Russian news agencies.

The aircraft, a TU-134 belonging to RussAir, tried to land on a motorway two kilometres from Petrozavodsk airport, a ministry official told the news agency.

But it crashed and caught fire, the official added. The plane was badly damaged in the blaze.

The aircraft was on a flight from Moscow to Petrozavodsk, the capital of the Republic of Karelia.

- AFP/de

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