11 killed in Russia cargo plane crash

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Vladivostok, Nov 1: 11 people on board were killed when a Russian interior ministry plane crashed several minutes after taking off in Yakutia, authorities said on Sunday, Nov 1.

"All 11 people died in the air crash," a spokesman for the ministry's regional centre said.

Seven crew as well as four members from a replacement crew were on board.

According to the spokesman, the plane, an Il-76 Candid strategic airlifter, bound for the city of Irkutsk, fell and caught fire about three kilometres from Mirny airport.

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