Saturday, November 7, 2009

10 feared dead following a plane crash in Russia

Updated on : Saturday, November 7, 2009

MOSCOW: Ten people are believed to have been killed when a Russian long-range anti-submarine aircraft, a Tu-142, crashed in the Tatar Strait in Russia's Far East.

The plane was said to have been on a routine training mission when it lost radio contact with air traffic control.

The emergency services say, despite the bad weather, they have located the wreckage site some 15-20 kilometres from the coastline, and are now searching for surviving crewmembers.

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