Monday, 18 November 2013


Fifty people are killed when Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363 crashes at Kazan Airport.

The Flight was a scheduled domestic passenger flight operated by Tatarstan Airlines on behalf of Ak Bars Aero from Moscow to Kazan, Russia. On 17 November 2013, at 7:20 p.m. local time, a Boeing 737-500 crashed at Kazan International Airport while attempting to land, killing all 44 passengers and 6 crew members on board.

Boeing 737-53A in May 2001

There were no survivors.

The dead included Lt. Gen. Alexander Antonov, the regional chief of Russia's Federal Security Service, and Irek Minnikhanov, the son of Tatarstani President Rustam Minnikhanov.

The Boeing was 23 years old.