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11 dead, 4 survivors in Siberian plane crash

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • NEW:Ministry recorrects initial reports to say 4 survived
  • Plane was landing about 760 yards from Igarka
  • The Antonov-24 was carrying 10 passengers, 5 crew members

Moscow, Russia (CNN) -- A passenger-plane crashed Monday night near the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia in north-central Russia, killing 11 of the 15 people aboard, a spokeswoman for the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said, citing preliminary information.

One of the dead was a child and four survivors were hospitalized, said spokeswoman Irina Andrianova in an interview with Russian state television. The ministry initially reported that all 15 aboard had died; then said only seven had died.

Andrianova said the Antonov-24 plane had taken off from Krasnoyarsk and was landing at Igarka when it crashed about 760 yards (700 meters) short of the runway and caught fire.

The Russian state-run news agency RIA-Novosti, quoting transportation officials, said the weather was good.

CNN's Max Tkachenko contributed to this story.