Russian aircraft carrying 39 crashes, 5 survive

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Moscow, Dec 19 (IANS) A Russian aircraft with 39 aboard crashed in the country’s Sakha Republic on Monday, a source said.

The Il-18 aircraft crashed near the Tiksi settlement, Sputnik news agency reported.

“There were 32 passengers and seven crew members in the plane. It is possible that five of them managed to survive,” the source said.

–IANS

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