Russia plane crash Brit named

The British person who was killed when a plane crashed in western Russia has been named as Donna Bull. The Boeing 737 airliner, flying from Moscow, exploded when it hit the runway in Kazan killing all 50 people in board.

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Plane exploded when it hit runway on landing attempt

A Boeing 737 airliner that crashed in the Russian city of Kazan killing all 50 people on-board was making a second attempt to land when it hit the runway and exploded, the Emergencies Ministry said.

The flight was operated by the regional Tatarstan airline from Moscow's Domodedovo airport and all 44 passengers and six crew died in the crash, a ministry spokeswoman said.

The airport in Kazan, the capital of the largely-muslim region of Tatarstan, was closed, according to reports.

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