Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 26 November 2014

10 killed in Russian plane crash

Ten people have died in a plane crash in eastern Russia
Ten people have died in a plane crash in eastern Russia

Ten people were killed and four injured in a plane crash in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula, officials said.

The Antonov-28 plane crash-landed near the town of Palana in western Kamchatka, 4,200 miles east of Moscow, according to the emergencies ministry.

The two-engine turboprob aircraft had 14 people aboard, including two children and two crew members, a ministry statement said.

Local airport officials told the Interfax news agency that an engine malfunction was a possible cause of the crash.

The plane, belonging to the Petropavlovsko-Kamchatskaya airline, was flying from the regional capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana.

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