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World IN BRIEF : RUSSIA

Siberian Plane Crash Kills 5, Injures 15

October 27, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

A passenger plane with about 30 people aboard crashed while trying to land in western Siberia, killing five people and injuring 15, officials said. The Emergency Situations Ministry said the Yak-40 missed the runway at Khanty Mansiysk and landed instead at its heliport, overturning two helicopters. The Interfax news agency earlier quoted the ministry as saying that the plane was trying to make an emergency landing.

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