Russia 737 Crash Kills All 50 Aboard

Tatarstan Airlines plane crashes in Kazan
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 17, 2013 10:52 AM CST
A Boeing 737, like the Tatarstan Airlines jet that crashed today in Kazan. All 44 passengers aboard were reported killed.   (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

(Newser) – Russian news reports say a passenger airliner has crashed while landing in the city of Kazan and all 44 passengers and six crew members aboard are believed to have been killed. The reports said the Boeing 737 belonging to Tatarstan Airlines crashed about 7:20pm local time today. There were no immediate indications of what may have caused the crash. Kazan is about 450 miles east of Moscow. The ITAR-Tass news agency quoted a local representative of the Emergencies Ministry, Irina Rossius, as saying preliminary information indicated all aboard had died. The flight originated in Moscow. (Read more plane crash stories.)

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