Report: Cargo plane crash kills 11 in Russian Far East

August 9, 2011 13:02

MOSCOW - A cargo plane crashed in Russia's Far Eastern Kolyma region on Tuesday, killing 11 people after it disappeared from radar screens, a transport official was quoted as saying by state news agency RIA Novosti.

The Antonov-12, which was flying to the far-flung region of Chukotka, was on its way to make an emergency landing when air traffic controllers lost track of the craft.

A search and rescue team had been sent out earlier on Tuesday to find the craft and those on board.

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