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Russian military plane crashes outside Prague

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An AN-30 military aircraft lies off the runway at the Czech air force base in Caslav, some 20 miles east of Prague, Wednesday, May 23. An official says the Russian military plane caught fire after problems during the landing maneuver, injuring at least six people on board. Czech military spokeswoman Jana Ruzickova said the plane had 23 people on board, 14 Russians and 9 Czechs. Five Russians and one Czech national have suffered injuries, mostly burns. The plane and Russian officials were in the Czech Republic on a regular monitoring mission.

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Firefighters evacuate debris from a Russian military Antonov An-30 aircraft lying on May 23, in a field near the airbase in Caslav, about 80 kms (50 miles) east of Prague, after skidding off the runway as it was landing. Seven people were injured, including two who were taken to a hospital in Prague by helicopters with serious burns after the plane caught fire.

 From AP: PRAGUE  — A Russian military jet malfunctioned while landing in the Czech Republic on Wednesday, injuring six people as it rolled off the runway, broke apart and caught fire, Czech and Russian officials said. At least one man was in life-threatening condition.

The Russian-made An-30 plane had 23 people on board — 14 Russians and 9 Czechs, Czech military spokeswoman Jana Ruzickova said