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Plane With Passengers Crashes In Yamal

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Plane With Passengers Crashes In Yamal

There were 41 people on board.

The An-26 plane of Utair airline made a hard landing 2 kilometers from the Utrenny airfield in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the press service of the Ural Transport Prosecutor's Office reported.

“At 15:40, an aircraft belonging to Utair, performing a charter flight on the Sabetta-Utrenny route, made a hard landing two kilometers from the Utrenny airfield. There are casualties, it is being clarified,” the press service of the Ural Transport Prosecutor's Office told RBC.

A representative of the Federal Air Transport Agency reported that there were 41 people on board — five crew members and 36 passengers.

“People were transported to the airport building: the aircraft commander, the second pilot and the passenger were given medical assistance — according to preliminary data, they did not require hospitalization,” he wrote. According to him, the plane landed approximately 1 kilometer from the airfield runway.

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