Kazakhstan and British natives die in Kazan plane crash 18 ноября 2013, 15:41
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A native of Temirtau city in central Kazakhstan died in the plane crash in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia, Tengrinews reports referring to the Tatarstan Emergency Situations Ministry. Yury Burdin, 45, who was born in Temirtau city of Karaganda oblast, Kazakhstan, died with the rest of the passengers and crew of the Boeing aircraft that crashed in the airport of Kazan city at night on November 17. It was also reported that a citizen of Great Britain also died in the plane accident. Donna Carolina Bull, 53, was on the list of the 44 passengers of the plane crashed. The emergency ministry published a list of the names of 44 victims, while saying that six were still being identified. The airline named the chief pilot as 47-year-old Rustem Salikhov. According to the region's deputy prime minister, the 24-y.o. son of the leader of the Tatarstan region, Irek Minnikhanov, is among the dead. Head of the region's FSB security service, General-Lieutenant Alexander Antonov and the wife of the famous sportscaster Roman Skvortsov Ellina also died in the crash, according to a member of the disaster management team. The Boeing 737 operated by a Russian airline crashed on November 17 while attempting to land in the city of Kazan, killing all 50 people on board. "According to the preliminary information, all the people on board the flight, 44 passengers and six crew members, were killed," a ministry spokeswoman said. A criminal case was initiated over the plane crash in Kazan. The plane had reportedly made emergency landings before, it was operated for 23 years by 7 different airlines. Tatarstan Airlines bought the plane in 2008.
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