Child survives plane crash, eight dead in Russia

Baku, November 15, AZERTAC

Eight people died when a Let L-410 Turbolet twin-engine short-range passenger plane crashed while performing a landing in Russia’s Far Eastern Khabarovsk Territory, the operation headquarters told TASS.

"Eight people died and a child survived," a spokesman said.

The plane was carrying two pilots and seven passengers.

The three-year-old child has been taken to a hospital in a serious condition, an official at the administration of the Nelkan village, Vera Shulyatyeva, said.

The bodies of six persons have been retrieved from the plane’s debris.

Earlier reports put the death toll at six.

The regional department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said the aircraft had two pilots and five passengers on board.

According to the department, the plane, en route from the region’s administrative center of Khabarovsk, crashed two kilometers away from the airport in the settlement of Nelkan.

A spokesperson for the department said the plane’s fuselage suffered no serious damage, and a fire did not broke out.

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