Death toll rises in Russia plane crash
December 30, 2012 -- Updated 1423 GMT (2223 HKT)
- One of four injured people has died
- Families of those killed will be given 1 million rubles, which is about $33,000
- The cause is under investigation
(CNN) -- The death toll from a plane crash in Moscow has risen to five, Russian state-run media said Sunday.
A flight attendant who was among the four wounded has died at a hospital, Ria Novosti reported, citing Red Wings Airlines.
Families of those killed will be given 1 million rubles, which is about $33,000, in financial aid from the Moscow government, Ria Novosti reported.
The passenger plane overshot a runway at a Moscow airport on Saturday, emergency management officials said. The plane was arriving at Vnukovo International Airport from the Czech Republic when it crashed through a fence, Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations said.
All eight people on board were crew members.
The plane, a Tupolev Tu-204, is capable of carrying 210 people.
Video taken from a nearby highway shows debris from the plane, including a tire and what looks like a row of seats, flying onto the roadway. No serious injuries were reported on the highway.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a special commission to be established to investigate, Ria Novosti reported.
Moscow prosecutors are launching a probe into the airline's compliance with Russian aviation safety rules, the report said.
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