Russian plane crash

Discussion in 'Other Aspects of Aviation Security' started by VH-RMD, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member


    Russian plane crash kills 40

    Posted 1 hour 28 minutes ago
    At least 40 people have been killed after a plane broke up and caught fire on landing in northern Russia, local officials say.
    The Tupolev-134 plane belonging to RussAir, carrying 43 passengers and five crew, crashed about one kilometre from the runway at the airport outside the city of Petrozavodsk about 11:40pm (local time) on Monday.
    "Preliminary information is that about 40 are dead. The other eight are in hospital," an emergency ministry spokesman said.
    The aircraft was on a flight from Moscow to Petrozavodsk, the capital of the Republic of Karelia.
    - Reuters
  2. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Thanks for posting. So sorry to hear that 40 people were killed :(
  3. lindabarlow

    lindabarlow Original Member

    RIP to those lost.

    The BBC ran a story today quoting deputy PM Ivanov who (prematurely) blames the pilots and compares the attempt to land in fog with the Polish president's tragic aircraft loss a few months ago. Too bad he didn't wait for the official inquiry before assigning blame...
  4. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

    Child survivor of Russian air crash dies

    Updated 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    Police and emergency officials at the scene of the crash on June 21 (Reuters: Vladimir Larionov)

    A young survivor of an air crash in north-western Russia has died of his multiple injuries, bringing the death toll in the tragedy to 45, a health ministry spokeswoman said.
    Anton Terekhin and his teenage sister Anastasia were among eight people who initially survived Tuesday's air crash in the country's region of Karelia that instantly killed 44, including their mother.
    "Anton Terekhin died last night. He had grave injuries," spokeswoman for regional health ministry, Elena Kokovurova, said.
    In conflicting reports, officials said earlier the boy was nine, while the regional health ministry said he could be 10.
    His 14-year old sister, who was transferred to Moscow for treatment along with several other survivors, is in stable condition, Ms Kokovurova added.
    The RusAir Tupolev 134 was trying to land at its destination of Petrozavodsk in north-western Russia in bad weather but failed to make the runway and instead hurtled onto a road two kilometres away.
    Investigators said it was too early to jump to conclusions, but deputy prime minister Sergei Ivanov said the crash appeared the result of an error by the pilot who tried to spot the runway visually in bad weather and failed.
    - AFP

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