Russian plane crash in Siberia reportedly kills four, injures 12

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Russian plane crash in Siberia reportedly kills four, injures 12

Four people were reportedly killed, including a pilot, and 12 others injured when a small Russian plane crashed during an emergency landing in a Siberian forest Sunday.

The twin-engine Let L-410 Turbolet flying from the city of Irkutsk was about 2.5 miles from its destination, Kazachinkoye village, when it attempted to land, Reuters reported, citing the Investigative Committee law enforcement agency.

The Czech-made plane, operated jointly by the regional airlines SiLA and Aeroservis, was making its second landing attempt about midnight local time when it crashed, according to the Moscow Times.

“The plane crashed on an island in a river from a low altitude in conditions of thick fog,” according to the Kommersant daily, the report said.

Three passengers and a pilot were killed.

Several people were injured when a plane that was heading for Kazachinkoye village when it made an emergency landing.
Twelve people were injured when a plane that was heading for Kazachinkoye village made an emergency landing.
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Russian police believe that a mechanical error caused the plane to crash, though they have not ruled out pilot error.
Russian police believe a mechanical error caused the plane to crash, though they have not ruled out pilot error.
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Eleven of the dozen people injured remain hospitalized, including three in intensive care, the Moscow Times reported, citing the regional government.

“One woman was provided first aid and released home,” it said.

Officials believe equipment failure may have led to the crash, through pilot error has not been ruled out.

The only casualties as of now are the Pilot and three passengers.
The only fatalities as of now are the pilot and three passengers.
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Out of the 11 people who were hospitalized, 3 are in intensive care while one woman was already released from the hospital.
Out of the 11 people who were hospitalized, three are in intensive care,
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Footage circulating on social media shows rescue workers with stretchers shining flashlights near a river.

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