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All 39 people onboard crash-landing Russian jetliner alive, 16 of them injured

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-12-19 14:14

MOSCOW -- All the 39 people onboard a Russian Il-18 plane that crash-landed in Siberia have survived, but at least 16 of them were injured, the RIA Novosti news agency quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Monday.

Helicopters have evacuated all of them to hospitals in Tiksi, a city of the Sakha Republic in Russia's Far East region.

The defense ministry confirmed that 32 passengers and seven crew members were on board the Il-18 when it crash-landed 19 miles off the Tiksi airfield earlier in the day.

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