Seven dead as Russian cargo plane crash lands in Siberia

A Belarussian-owned cargo plane crash-landed in Siberia and burst into flames, killing all seven people on board, after disappearing from radar just outside the city of Irkutsk, officials said. Russia’s federal aviation agency Rosaviatsiya said the Antonov An-12 plane, owned by Belarussian company Grodno, circled around after first coming in to land, at which point… Read More Seven dead as Russian cargo plane crash lands in Siberia

Sixteen dead as plane carrying parachutists crash in Russian region of Tatarstan

A plane carrying a group of parachute jumpers crashed in the Russian region of Tatarstan on Sunday, killing 16 people and injuring six, the Emergencies Ministry said. The aircraft, which came down near the city of Menzelinsky, had been carrying 20 parachutists and two crew members. Six people were in a serious condition, the Health… Read More Sixteen dead as plane carrying parachutists crash in Russian region of Tatarstan

Twenty-eight dead as plane crashes into sea in eastern Russia

An aeroplane with 28 people on board crashed into the sea on Tuesday off Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka peninsula as it was preparing to land, RIA news agency reported on Tuesday. The plane, an Antonov An-26 twin-engined turboprop, was en route from regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana, a village in northern Kamchatka, when it lost… Read More Twenty-eight dead as plane crashes into sea in eastern Russia

Four dead, injured following plane crash in Siberia

Four people were killed and four badly injured on Saturday when a small plane crashed in Russia‚Äôs Kemerovo region in southwestern Siberia, the local emergency medical service said. TASS news agency earlier said at least seven people were killed when the twin-engine L-410 crashed near the Tanay aerodrome, which provides parachuting services. It also cited… Read More Four dead, injured following plane crash in Siberia

Scores dead as Saratov Airlines passenger plane crashes in Russia

A Russian passenger plane crashed near Moscow soon after take-off on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, and investigators said they were looking at all possible causes. Temperatures were around minus 5 degrees Celsius with periodic snowfall when the short-haul AN-148 operated by Saratov Airlines took off for the city of Orsk in Orenburg… Read More Scores dead as Saratov Airlines passenger plane crashes in Russia