Russian jet crashes in Czech Republic

Associated Press
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, 2012. 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. (AP Photo/CTK, Josef Vostarek)  SLOVAKIA OUT

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A Russian military jet malfunctioned while landing in the Czech Republic on May 23, 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.

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