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8 injured in emergency plane landing

Nov. 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A small Russian plane caught fire Sunday during a crash landing in West Siberia, injuring eight people, authorities said.

The incident occurred at about 12:10 p.m. when an Antonov An-2 biplane made an emergency landing after a takeoff in the Sovetsky district of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area, RIA Novosti reported.

"According to updated information, eight persons were taken to hospital after the An-2 plane made a crash landing. The plane passengers are members of the [local] aeroclub who boarded the plane for parachute jumping," the regional emergency center said.

No one was killed in the incident.

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