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Two dead after a Russian plane crossed the runway and went up in flames



Angara Airlines' flight slipped off the runway at 10.24 am local time on Thursday at 10.24 am local time.

It collided with

Images of aftermath showed the flaming An-24 jet from the Soviet era. The inspector of the plane, Kolomini Vladimir Ilyich, and the flight mechanic Bardanov Oleg Vladimirovich were killed while a copilot and a flight attendant survived.

The flight was between Ulan-Ude and Nizhneangarsk, two remote cities, flown in eastern Siberia.

  The consequences of the crash.

"At 10:24 local time, the aircraft landed at the Nizhneangarsk airport, landing the aircraft while taxiing off the runway and colliding with ground infrastructure objects, resulting in a fire as a result of the collision." Angara Airlines said in an explanation.

"All 43 passengers were evacuated immediately and there are no victims among the passengers."

Several passengers were hospitalized and an accident investigation was initiated on Thursday.

The killed pilot had 34 years of experience and over 15,000 flight hours, the airline added.


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