Update: At least 44 killed in Russian plane crash

By REUTERS
June 21, 2011 05:35

 
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BESOVETS, Russia - At least 44 people were killed when a passenger plane broke up and caught fire on coming into land in heavy fog in north-western Russia, an Emergency Ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The Tupolev-134 plane, carrying 52 people including nine crew, crashed near a road about 1 k.m. from the runway at the Besovets airport outside the northern city of Petrozavodsk.

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