Russian Military Plane Crashes In Siberia

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Update: Everyone survived but 16 received serious injuries, RIA Novosti (Russian) agency reported, citing the defence ministry, adding at least 20 of those on board required hospitalisation.

Moscow: The Russian Defence Ministry said on Monday that one of its planes had crashed in northeast Siberia, but that nobody had been killed in the accident, Russian news agencies reported.

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It said 23 people had been airlifted to hospital, 16 of whom were in serious condition.

The Defence Ministry Ilyushin Il-18 aircraft made an emergency landing 30 kilometers (18.64 miles)from an airfield near the town of Tiksi in the Sakha Republic at 4:45 a.m. local time, the TASS news agency reported.

The ministry said a team of military investigators had been flown to the crash site.

 

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