27 Dec 2013

Nine die in Russian plane crash

5:45 am on 27 December 2013

A Russian cargo plane has crashed into a military complex in Siberia on Thursday, killing all nine people aboard.

The Antonov military transport plane, flying from the city of Novosibirsk crashed into storage warehouses at a military unit near Irkutsk, another Siberian city.

A ministry of defence spokesperson said no injuries had been reported among military personnel on the ground.

Interfax news agency reported that the plane crashed into warehouses containing ammunition.

The plane belonged to an aircraft maker in Irkutsk.