Russian Passenger Plane Crashes, All 50 Aboard Reported Dead

MOSCOW — A Russian passenger airliner crashed Sunday night while trying to land at the airport in the city of Kazan (map), and officials said all 50 people aboard were killed.

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This file photo taken on Sept. 22, 2011, shows a Boeing 737 believed to be the one that crashed Sunday evening in the central Russian city of Kazan, taking off in Kazan. (Credit: Alexander Kamensky/AFP/Getty Images)

The Boeing 737 belonging to Tatarstan Airlines crashed about 7:20 p.m. local time (7:20 a.m. PST).

There were no immediate indications of what may have caused the crash. Weather in the city soon after the crash was reported to be light precipitation and winds of about 18 mph.

Kazan is about 450 miles east of Moscow, where the flight originated.

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