July 8, 2006

Plane crashes in Russia: Interfax

LONDON (Reuters) - A plane with 200 people on board crashed
in Russia on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported, but
said no one had been killed.

The agency quoted the Russian Emergencies Ministry as
saying that the Airbus A-310 passenger plane on a flight from
Moscow to Irkutsk was carrying 192 passengers and eight crew
members when it crashed in Irkutsk.

The agency said that the plane crashed during the final
approach to Irkutsk, where it overran the runway, hit a
concrete fence, crashed into a building and caught fire.

It said no one had died from the crash but that 40 people
had been taken to a hospital.