Deadly plane crash in Kazan

Kazan, over 1,000 years old and one of the most beautiful cities in Russia, is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. Today it was the site of a deadly air crash that killed all 46 passengers and six crew members.

Map of area where Kazan airport is located.
Map of area where Kazan airport is located.

The Boeing 737, Tatarstan airlines flight U363 from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport to Kazan, was on the first approach around 7:20pm local time and reportedly the pilot attempted to abort the landing to make a second approach. The airliner hit the runway and exploded on impact. Russian Emergency Situations officials reported that the crash claimed the lives of all 46 passengers and the six crew members on board.

Tatarstan Kazan airport crash

The airport and terminal have been closed pending the investigation. Those inside the terminal are to remain there until further notice.

Photo from Twitter:  Ilya Zaytsev ‏@zaytsev_eng
Photo from Twitter:
Ilya Zaytsev ‏@zaytsev_eng
An unnamed Russian journalist was on board the flight and Russia Today television has confirmed earlier reports that the elder son of the President of Tatarstan was a passenger on the flight.

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