Plane crashes in northern Siberia, 15 people dead

Officials say the passenger aircraft went down on approach to the airport in the town of Igarka. No survivors

By Associated Press
August 2, 2010 10:49PM (UTC)
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Russia's Emergencies Ministry says a passenger plane has crashed near a city in northern Siberia, killing 15 people aboard.

Ministry spokeswoman Irina Andryanova says the Antonov-24 twin turboprop plane went down Monday on approach to the airport in the town of Igarka.

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Igarka is in the sprawling Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk, some 2,500 kilometers (1500 miles) east of Moscow.

Andryanova says the plane was on its way from the regional capital, also called Krasnoyarsk. It was not immediately clear which airline was running the plane.

The An-24 has a capacity of about 45 people.


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