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Defense Ministry: plane crash in Yakutia, there are no victims

The Russian defense Ministry denies reports of agencies RIA Novosti and Interfax about the deaths of people in a plane crash in Yakutia, a few dozen kilometers from the village of Tiksi.

«As a result of the accident all the passengers and crew alive. 16 people were seriously injured. Helicopters search and rescue they all evacuated to hospitals Tiksi», – quotes «Interfax» the statement of the defense Ministry.

According to the defense Ministry, on Board the Il-18 was 32 passengers and seven crew members.

«Report from the scene, the plane made an emergency landing today at 4:45 in 30 km from the aerodrome of Tiksi. The aircraft performed scheduled flight from the airport Kansk,» – said in the defense Ministry.

In the hospital of the village Tiksi, Bulunsky district of Yakutia delivered 20 passengers, six of them in serious condition, said the Agency «Interfax» in a Single duty dispatching service of the area.

That all passengers and crew members survived, said, and now RIA Novosti.

Previously, RIA Novosti and Interfax reported dozens of victims. The TASS news Agency initially did not confirm information about the death of people as a result of the crash.

Defense Ministry: plane crash in Yakutia, there are no victims 19.12.2016

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