Nine people killed in plane crash in SiberiaThursday 26 December 2013 15.50
A Russian plane has crashed in Siberia killing nine people.
The Soviet-built Antonov An-12 plane belonging to an aircraft factory in Novosibirsk was carrying six crew and three others.
The plane was flying to a factory in Irkutsk.
The turboprop plane fell on warehouses at a military unit outside Irkutsk.
There was a fire, but no casualties were immediately reported on the ground.
Technical malfunction and pilot error were seen as potential causes, a security source was quoted as saying.
Russia and other former Soviet republics together have one of the world's worst air-traffic safety records.
The total accident rate in Russia is almost three times the world average in 2011, according to the International Air Transport Association.