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Eight foreigners among 44 killed in plane crash in northwestern Russia

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Four foreigners and a family of four with dual Russian-U.S. citizenship were among the 44 people killed in the plane crash outside Petrozavodsk in northwestern Russia, the Emergencies Ministry said on Tuesday.

Four foreigners and a family of four with dual Russian-U.S. citizenship were among the 44 people killed in the plane crash outside Petrozavodsk in northwestern Russia, the Emergencies Ministry said on Tuesday.

The RusAir Tu-134 flight left Moscow for Petrozavodsk at 22:30 on Monday and crashed about an hour and 10 minutes later on a highway a kilometer away from Petrozavodsk's airport. Eight of the 52 people on board the plane survived and were taken to hospitals in Petrozavodsk, the capital of the republic of Karelia.

The Emergency Situations Ministry statement said the dead foreigners were a Swedish and a Dutch citizen and two Ukrainians, as well as the Russian-American family.