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Military aircraft of Russia crashes in Siberia

Military aircraft of Russia crashes in Siberia

A Russian military plane with 39 people on board Monday morning crashed in the republic of Jakoetsië in Siberia.

According to the Russian ministry of Defence have all occupants of the accident, survived, reports website Sputnik. 23 people are to a hospital near the town of Tiksi. Sixteen of them are seriously injured.

A spokesperson from the ministry says that the plane broke up in the air, but that no fire has broken out. Earlier, spoke to media from multiple deaths, but that speaks to the ministry now.

The device of the type IL-18 was from Yekaterinburg ascended and hit in the east of Russia in the issues. Onboard the aircraft were seven crew members and 32 passengers, mostly officers of the Russian air force, that female owner of the unit.

The ministry does not exclude a human error is the cause of the accident, but also the extreme weather conditions may have played a role.

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