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POST TIME: 2 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
One dead, 18 hurt as plane catches fire in Russia
AFP

One dead, 18 hurt as plane catches fire in Russia

MOSCOW: One person died -- apparently of a heart attack -- and 18 people sought medical help when a plane skidded off a runway in Russia's Olympic city of Sochi, slid into a river and caught fire during landing early Saturday, officials said, reports AFP.

The Boeing 737 flying from Moscow with 166 passengers and six crew members overshot a runway as it attempted to land in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, damaged a wing and caught fire.

"As a result of the crash landing at Sochi airport 18 sought medical help," regional health authorities said.