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.

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

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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.