10 killed in Russian plane crash
Wednesday 12 September 2012
Ten people were killed and four injured today 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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