Seven injured as plane crash-lands near Moscow

12:16, 22 March 2010
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Two people were seriously injured...

Two people were seriously injured and five more sought medical assistance after a Tu-204 plane crash-landed near a Moscow airport on Monday, a source in the regional emergencies service said, according to RIA Novosti.

Eight crew members were onboard the aircraft en route from the Egyptian resort of Hurghada, when it apparently made a belly landing.

The plane was performing a landing in the Domodedovo Airport in poor weather conditions with limited visibility when it went off radars approximately one km (0.6 miles) from the runway. The search and rescue team found the damaged aircraft in woodland near the airport and evacuated the crew.

A committee was set up to investigate the cause of the accident.

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