Plane Crash Injures 38 In Russia

At least 38 people have been injured, following the crash-landing of a plane, in Russia.

An IL-18 plane belonging to the Russian defence ministry has crash-landed in Siberia, injuring 38 people.

Weather conditions were poor and reports said the plane may have been hit by a strong crosswind.

The plane was carrying 39 people from the town of Kansk in the Krasnoyarsk Krai region when it went down north-west of Tiksi in the Sakha region.

The defence ministry corrected earlier reports that many were killed and said everyone on board had survived.

The plane went down in an unpopulated area 29km (19 miles) from Tiksi.

Although a strong crosswind was cited as a possible cause of the crash, pilot error was not being ruled out.

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