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Russian Passenger Jet Crash Lands On Moscow Highway And Catches Fire, Two Dead Reportedly

The medium-range Tupolev TU-204 airliner crash landed on to a highway just outside Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport

A passenger jet has crashed landed on to a Russian highway outside Moscow’s Vnukovo airport.

Russian state television says the plane overshot the runway when it came in to land.

According to RT News, Russia’s Interior Ministry is saying at least two people were killed and three others were taken to hospital in a critical condition.

The plane was reported to be a Tupolev-204, said the BBC.

The plane was flying into Moscow from Pardubice, the Czech Republic. Details are still emerging about the passenger lists as rescue workers work at the scene.

Most preliminary reports say it was only crew who were on board.

Initial reports indicate that the jet — which is owned by the Russia low-cost airline “Red Wings” — crashed after making a second landing attempt, RT News reports.

After failing to stop on the runway, the plane crashed through a barrier setting on the wings on fire, Interior Ministry spokesman Gennady Bogachyov, confimed by telephone to Bloomberg.

Sections of crashed Tupolev-204 have blocked the highway, and a traffic jam is reported to be developing at the scene. Vnukovo-bound flights are being diverted to Sheremetyevo Airport, said RT News.

This developing story has now been updated.

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