Five injured as passenger plane skids off runway in Russia's Far East

10:35, 08 August 2011
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Five people were injured...

Five people were injured when a passenger An-24 plane skidded off the runway on Monday in the city of Blagoveshchensk in Russia`s Far East, the local emergencies ministry said, according to RIA Novosti.

At 8:25 a.m. Moscow time (04:25 GMT) the plane, with 36 people on board, ran off the runway during landing.

Five people received injuries, three of them, including two adults and a child, were hospitalized, a spokeswoman from the local emergencies ministry said.

"Psychologists are working with the passengers," she said.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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