Two killed as plane crashes into building while attempting emergency landing at Siberia’s Nizhneangarsk airport

Moscow: A Russian passenger plane overshot the runway, crashed into a building and caught fire at an airport in Siberia on Thursday, killing two crew members, officials said.

 Two killed as plane crashes into building while attempting emergency landing at Siberia’s Nizhneangarsk airport

A fireman fights fire of a plane AN-24 after a crash during a landing in Nizhneangarsk, Republic of Buryatia, Russia. AP

The small An-24 aircraft, travelling from Ulan-Ude in Siberia, was attempting an emergency landing at Nizhneangarsk airport, the regional government of Buryatia said.

But the plane went 100 metres off the tarmac and "crashed into a waste treatment facility building". "The plane caught fire," it said on its official Instagram account.

Two crew members were killed and 43 passengers, including a child, survived.

Investigators launched a probe into possible violation of air safety regulations, the transport investigators of Eastern Siberia said in a statement. The plane belonged to regional Angara airline and was on a regular flight.

Updated Date: Jun 27, 2019 23:58:25 IST