Moscow, Dec 19: A Russian aircraft with 39 aboard crashed in the country's Sakha Republic on Monday. Suprisingly all the 39 passengers have survived, according to Russian Defense Ministry. 16 passengers have, however, been injured.
The severity of the injuries to these individuals is yet to ascertained.
A defense ministry commission has left for Yakutia to gather further details about the crash landing of IL-18, the ministry has 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.