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A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on Sunday at Kazan, Russia killing all 50 passengers on board.
Flight U363 took off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport at 6:25 pm (1425 GMT) and crashed just over an hour later, emergency officials said.
It is said that the plane was 23 years old.
Reuters reported that, flights to and from the airport were halted until midday on Monday.
The son of Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, Irek, was among those killed in the crash.