2 killed as plane hits building in Siberia

Agence France-Presse
2 killed as plane hits building in Siberia
The An-24 aircraft attempts an emergency landing at Nizhneangarsk airport but goes 100 meters off the tarmac, crashing 'into a waste treatment facility building'

MOSCOW, Russia – A Russian passenger plane overshot the runway, crashed into a building and caught fire at an airport in Siberia on Thursday, June 27, killing two crew members, officials said.

The small An-24 aircraft, travelling from Ulan-Ude in Siberia, was attempting an emergency landing at Nizhneangarsk airport, the regional government of Buryatia said.

But the plane went 100 meters off the tarmac and “crashed into a waste treatment facility building”.

“The plane caught fire,” it said on its official Instagram account.

Two crew members were killed and 43 passengers, including a child, survived.

Investigators launched a probe into possible violation of air safety regulations, the transport investigators of Eastern Siberia said in a statement.

The plane belonged to regional Angara airline and was on a regular flight. –

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