Dec. 29 - At least two killed as Russian passenger plane splits apart after crash landing at the Moscow Vnukovo airport. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: A Russian passenger plane with up to 12 people on board split into three pieces after sliding off a runway and crashing into a highway outside a Moscow airport on Saturday, officials said.
State-run RIA news agency said two people were killed. Interfax later reported four were dead, citing the Interior Ministry.
Russia 24 TV channel showed footage of a wrecked plane on a highway outside Vnukovo airport, with emergency workers trying to access plane doors and working on a a mangled part of the front of the fuselage.
An Emergency Situations Ministry official said on television that 12 people were aboard.
The Tupolev-204 passenger plane was operated by the Russian airliner Red Wings and traveling from Czech Republic, Russian officials said.
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