Five killed in plane crash in Russia

June 28th, 2008 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS  

RIA Novosti
Moscow, June 27 (RIA Novosti) A light cargo plane making an aerial photography flight crashed Friday near Moscow, killing all five people onboard, the emergencies ministry said. “The An-2 plane crashed from a height of around two kilometres and burst into flames on the ground,” a spokesman for the ministry said, adding that two crew members and three members of an aerial photography team were killed.

The airplane crashed some nine kilometres from an airfield in the Serpukhov region, about 100 km south of Moscow.

The bodies of the victims are being identified and a probe has been initiated into the cause of the crash, the spokesman added.

In early June, another An-2 plane crashed in southern Russia’s Stavropol region, killing both pilots.
RIA Novosti

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