4 Aug 2010

Fatal plane crash in Siberia

6:16 am on 4 August 2010

Eleven people have died in the crash of a regional airliner in Russia.

The BBC reports the Antonov-24 twin turboprop, carrying 15 passengers and crew, crashed and exploded while trying to land in eastern Siberia on Monday.

Three crew members and a passenger survived, but the passenger is reported to be critically ill.

The plane was flying from Krasnoyarsk to Igarka. Investigators say thick fog may have caused the accident.