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1 dead, 18 injured as plane catches fire in Sochi, Russia

gngMoscow: One person died, apparently of a heart attack and 18 people sought medical help when a plane skidded off a runway in Russia’s Olympic city of Sochi, slid into a river and caught fire during landing early Saturday, officials said, The Boeing 737 flying from Moscow with 166 passengers and six crew members overshot a runway as it attempted to land in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, damaged a wing and caught fire, 16 ambulance crews worked at the scene, authorities said, adding that the fire had been put out, The plane was operated by the Utair airline.

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Passenger plane ‘exploded’ before crashing in Moscow, black box found

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A passenger plane with 71 people on board has crashed in Moscow killing everyone on board. The aircraft an Antonov An-148 operated by Saratov Airlines disappeared shortly after taking off from Moscow. The plane, which had 65 passengers and six crew on board, crashed just outside the city. It has also been claimed that the preliminary cause of the crash is an “explosion”, with witnesses saying the plane broke apart in the sky, Rescuers have reportedly arrived on the scene and recovered a number of bodies as well as the cockpit black box.

 

His H the Amir consoles Putin on plane crash

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#Kuwait: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday sent a cable of condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the plane crash that claimed all passengers’ lives.
Their Highnesses the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, respectively Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, addressed cableS of identical sentiments to the Russian president.
The plane, with 71 passengers on board, crashed on outskirts of the Russian capital Moscow earlier today.