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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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Flags fly at half mast at Russia plane crash site

Flags are flying at half mast outside Russia's Kazan airport today, as Russians mourned 50 people killed in a plane crash.

The wreckage of a Tatarstan Airlines Boeing 737 crash at Kazan airport in Russia. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on Sunday as it attempted to land at the airport, located 500 miles (800 kilometres) east of Moscow, killing all 44 passengers and six crew members on board.

Flowers and a teddy bear are left near a fence of Kazan airport, where the plane crashed on Sunday. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The charred wreckage was still on the runway as emergency teams and rescue services continue to work on the airfield.

Investigators and Russian Emergencies Ministry members work at the site of the crash. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A memorial area with flowers has been set up outside one of the airport gates where people are paying their respects.

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