OAO Surgutneftegas (SNGS), Russia’s fourth- largest oil producer, said board member Nikolai Medvedev and five other employees died in a plane crash outside the Siberian city of Tyumen yesterday.
The UTair turboprop plane came down en route to Surgut, where Surgutneftegas is based, while trying to make an emergency landing 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) from the Tyumen airport, killing at least 31 of the 43 passengers.
Three other Surgutneftegas employees were hospitalized, Alexey Artemnenko, a company spokesman, said today by telephone.
OAO Lukoil, Russia’s second-largest oil producer, lost two employees in the accident. They were named today as Alexander Lebedev, a geologist, and engineer Yuriy Fedorov, according to an e-mailed statement from the company.
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