One killed as An-2 biplane force-lands in Siberia

One person was killed when an Antonov An-2 biplane carried out an emergency landing in the southern Siberian republic of Tuva on Monday, a local emergencies ministry spokesman said.

“According to first reports, one person was killed and three are in serious condition,” he said.

The survivors contacted rescuers via a satellite phone. An emergency helicopter was sent to the crash site, which is some 100-120 km away from the republic’s capital Kyzyl.

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