23 Killed as Soviet Airliner Crash-Lands

Associated Press

A Soviet airliner with a flaming engine crashed Saturday while attempting an emergency landing in a field in the Ural Mountains, and 23 people were killed, the Tass news agency said. Thirty people were injured.

The jet, carrying 64 passengers and six crew members, was flying from the Siberian oil center of Tyumen to Volgograd, Tass said. An engine caught fire, and the jet crashed as the crew tried to land at a farm about 30 miles from the Ural industrial city of Sverdlovsk.

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