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Published on : Monday, November 18, 2013
A passenger plane operated by the regional Tatarstan Airlines crashed at an airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing at least 50 people, reports said. All 44 passengers and six crew members were killed in the crash.
The Boeing 737 had taken off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport and was reportedly trying to land but exploded on impact. Russian officials told local media there were no survivors.
The reports said the plane belonged to Tatarstan Airlines, and crashed about 7.20pm local time (1520 GMT) on Sunday. There were no immediate indications of what may have led to the crash.
Kazan is the capital of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, which is primarily a Muslim region and the eighth most populated city of Russia.