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6 killed in Russian plane crash

By the CNN Wire Staff
An Antonov An-148 plane crashed in Russia on Saturday, killing six.
An Antonov An-148 plane crashed in Russia on Saturday, killing six.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • An Antonov An-148 aircraft crashes in Belgorod region
  • An emergency official says the victims were crew members
  • Report: An aircraft factory was testing the plane before it was delivered
RELATED TOPICS
  • Russia
  • Myanmar

Moscow (CNN) -- Six people died in a plane crash in western Russia on Saturday, an emergency official said.

The victims were all crew members on an Antonov An-148 plane belonging to an aircraft factory, Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman Elena Smirnykh said.

The crash, which occurred in the Belgorod region, did not involve any casualties or damage on the ground.

The state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported that the plane was being tested prior to delivery to Myanmar, which had ordered two An-148 aircraft last year for government use.

At least two of the victims were from Myanmar, the news agency said.

The An-148 can seat up to 100 passengers, according to RIA Novosti.

CNN's Arkady Irshenko contributed to this report.