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Russian Plane Crash Kills Nine People

A Russian plane crashed in Siberia on December 26, killing all nine people on board.

The Antonov An-12 plane, flying from the city of Novosibirsk with cargo on board, crashed into a military warehouse complex near the town of Irkutsk, causing a fire.

No casualties were reported on the ground.

A Defense Ministry spokesman said the airplane destroyed the roofs of two buildings where auto parts were stored.

According to the International Air Transport Association, Russia and other former Soviet countries together have one of the world's worst air-traffic safety records, with a total accident rate almost three times the world average in 2011.

Based on reporting by Interfax, ITAR-TASS, AFP, and Reuters