2 dead in plane crash at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport

29 December 2012

Two people have died in a plane crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport after the aircraft skidded off the runway as it tried to land.

The Tupolev-204, operated by Russian company Red Wings, was carrying 11 people – all crew.

Arriving from the Czech Republic, the plane broke into three pieces and caught fire as it hit the runway hard.

There are reports the aircraft may have had to make an emergency landing.

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