Russian plane crash kills 10, wounds 4

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Posted: Sep 12, 2012 3:21 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Emergencies Ministry says 10 people have been killed and four injured in a plane crash in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula.

It said the Antonov-28 plane crash-landed early Wednesday near the town of Palana in western Kamchatka, some 6,800 kilometers (4,200 miles) east of Moscow.

It says in a statement that the two-engine turboprob had 14 people aboard, including two children and two crew members.

Local airport officials told the Interfax news agency that an engine malfunction was a possible cause of the crash.

The plane, belonging to the Petropavlovsko-Kamchatskaya airline, was flying from the regional capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana.