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09:00 An Il-18 plane has crashed in Russia's Sakha Republic (Yakutia) on Monday.
Axar.az reports that, the plane had 39 individuals on board. Sources said four or five people are likely to have survived. "According to preliminary information, the plane broke into three, it [the crash] was not followed by fire outbreak," a source told.
09:24 "The plane crashed 29 kilometers [18 miles] away from Tiksi, according to the preliminary data, there were 39 people on board of the aircraft: 32 passengers and seven crew members… Only four managed to survive," a source in the law enforcement said.
"According to preliminary information, the plane broke into three, it [the crash] was not followed by fire outbreak," the source said.
Among the 39 people on board, 32 were passengers and seven crew members. The source said a crew error as well as adverse weather conditions could have caused the crash. The crash site has been located and three Mi-8 helicopters of the Russian Emergencies Ministry are heading to it.
09:34 "As a result of the accident, all passengers and crew members are alive. Sixteen individuals sustained severe injuries. Search-and-rescue helicopters have evacuated them to regional health centers of Tiksi [settlement]," the Russian Defense Ministry said.
2016.12.19 / 09:24