UPDATE 1-Myanmar citizens among 6 dead in Russia crash

* Russian plane crashes during training flight

* Two Myanmar citizens are amongst dead

(Adds confirmation Myanmar citizens killed, report 7 killed)

MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) – A mid-sized Russian-built plane
crashed during a training flight in western Russia on Saturday,
killing all six people on board including two citizens of
Myanmar, officials said.

The Antonov An-148 crashed in the Belgorod province, some
600 km (370 miles) south of Moscow, the Emergency Situations
Ministry in Moscow said.

It said four Russian crew members and two pilots from
Myanmar were killed. Myanmar’s embassy in Moscow said it had no
information about the crash.

The Interfax news agency, citing an unidentified law
enforcement official, said seven people were aboard the plane
and all were killed.

State-run RIA cited a source at the Russian plant that built
the plane, a regional passeger jet that can carry nearly 100
passengers, as saying it was to be delivered to Myanmar at some

Interfax cited an aviation industry source as saying the
plane was one of two to be delivered to Myanmar under a 2010
contract with the Southeast Asian nation’s military.

Myanmar’s government is dominated by the military.

(Reporting by Ludmila Danilova and Tanya Ustinova, writing
by Steve Gutterman, editing by Amie Ferris-Rotman)