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Airport in Kazan to be closed until 10:00 GMT

November 18, 2013, 13:39 UTC+3 KAZAN
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KAZAN, November 18, /ITAR-TASS/. The airport in the city of Kazan, the capital of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, will be closed until 14:00 Moscow time (10:00 GMT), chief press officer of the airport Regina Talova said on Monday.

It was earlier reported that the airport would be closed until 12:00 Moscow time.

The detectives, emergency workers, medics that make a total of 1,200 people and about 100 units of machinery are working at the air crash site.

Since the moment of the air crash in Kazan arriving airplanes are redirected to other airports in the region.

The Begishevo airport in the third largest Tatar city of Nizhnekamsk has already received four airliners, including one airliner from the city of Sochi and three airliners from the city of Moscow. Two airplanes departed to Moscow from Nizhnekamsk, another two airplanes are preparing for the flights to Ufa and Surgut.

The flights will be also made to the Moscow airport Vnukovo, Nizhny Novgorod and Surgut from the city of Nizhnekamsk on Monday.

The passengers, who are arriving in the city of Nizhnekamsk, are delivered to the city of Kazan at the expense of the air company “Tatarstan”.

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