Russian plane crash

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4 Dead After Russian Warplane Crashes in Coastal City

Crash caused blaze that engulfed several floors of apartment building

(Newser) - A Russian warplane crashed Monday into a residential area in a Russian city on the Sea of Azov after suffering engine failure, killing at least four people and leaving six others missing after a massive blaze that engulfed several floors of a nine-story apartment building . A Su-34 bomber came down...

16 Killed When Parachutists' Plane Crashes

Russian plane was carrying 22

(Newser) - Sixteen of the 22 passengers aboard a Russian plane were killed Sunday morning when it crashed near Menzelinsk in the republic of Tatarstan in central Russia. The plane was carrying 20 parachutists and two crew members, Al Jazeera reports. Pilots reported an engine failure soon after takeoff and requested an...

Pilot Hailed as Hero After Crash Landing in Siberia

Authorities feared the worst after turboprop disappeared from radar in Siberia

(Newser) - Less than two weeks after the crash of an Antonov An-26 aircraft killed 28 people in Siberia, authorities feared the worst when a similar aircraft disappeared early Friday. It went off the radar soon after departing the town of Kedrovy for a short flight to Tomsk. But helicopters sent to...

At Root of Russian Crash: Something Pilots Forgot

Heating unit related to the pressure measurement equipment wasn't turned on

(Newser) - Investigators say the crash of a Russian passenger plane that killed all 71 people on board may have been caused by the pilots' failure to activate heating for pressure measurement equipment, resulting in flawed speed data. The Interstate Aviation Committee said Tuesday, after studying the plane's flight data recorder,...

Russia Crash Raises Questions About the An-148

The model's safety record is spotty

(Newser) - Tramping through snowy fields outside Moscow, emergency workers found both flight data recorders from a crashed Russian airliner on Monday as they searched for debris and the remains of the 71 passengers and crew who died. The An-148 twin-engine regional jet bound for Orsk in the southern Urals went down...

Russian Jet Carrying 71 Crashes; All Feared Dead

Authorities confirm they've found the wreckage of the Saratov Airlines plane

(Newser) - A Russian passenger airline crashed Sunday in the Moscow region, according to various reports in Russian media that cited multiple unidentified sources. The Emergencies Ministry said it has sent crews to the reported crash site. The reports said the plane was an An-148, a regional jet belonging to Saratov Airlines,...

Russia Sees No Sign of Terror Attack in Plane Crash

Nation declares day of mourning

(Newser) - A pilot error or a technical fault is likely to be the cause of Sunday's plane crash over the Black Sea , the Russian transport minister said on Monday. All 84 passengers and eight crew members on the Russian military's Tu-154 plane are believed to have died when it...

Russia Mourns Beloved 'Red Army Choir'

Alexandrov Ensemble decimated in Christmas Day plane crash

(Newser) - The Russian military choir that lost most of its singers in a plane crash Sunday is often described as the Kremlin's "singing weapon." The Alexandrov Ensemble, sometimes referred to as the Red Army choir, was founded in the 1920s, reports the AP . It won global fame with...

Russian Plane Crash Kills Military Choir, All 92 Aboard

Military plane bound for Syria goes down in Sochi minutes after takeoff

(Newser) - A Russian plane headed to an air base in Syria with 92 people aboard crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday minutes after taking off from the resort city of Sochi. There was no indication anyone survived the crash of the Tu-154, which belonged to the Defense Ministry and was...

62 Die in Russia Plane Crash
 62 Die in Russia Plane Crash 

62 Die in Russia Plane Crash

FlyDubai jet crashed on second landing attempt

(Newser) - All 62 people on board a flight from Dubai to Rostov-on-Don were killed when the Boeing 737-800 crashed on landing in the Russian city, authorities say. Poor visibility and high winds are suspected to be factors in the crash, reports the BBC . The FlyDubai jet is believed to have abandoned...

Russian Plane Plunged Vertically Into Ground

Investigators still not sure what caused crash

(Newser) - Investigators still aren't sure what caused a Russian plane to crash last night , killing everyone on board, but an official says video shows that the Tatarstan Airlines plane "was vertical, practically vertical" as it plunged into the runway. The pilot had tried to land the Boeing 737 several...

Russia 737 Crash Kills All 50 Aboard

Tatarstan Airlines plane crashes in Kazan

(Newser) - Russian news reports say a passenger airliner has crashed while landing in the city of Kazan and all 44 passengers and six crew members aboard are believed to have been killed. The reports said the Boeing 737 belonging to Tatarstan Airlines crashed about 7:20pm local time today. There were...

Russia Now World's Most Dangerous Nation to Fly

Series of deadly crashes blamed on lax regulation

(Newser) - Russia is now, mile for mile, the deadliest place in the world to fly, the Wall Street Journal finds. Nine fatal crashes—including one that killed an entire professional hockey team —have claimed a total of 140 lives. While eight of the crashes involved old Soviet-era aircraft, experts say...

Cause of Deadly Hockey Plane Crash: Pilot Hit Brake

Had crew realized the problem, takeoff could have been aborted

(Newser) - A tragic coda to the story of the Russian hockey team that perished in a plane crash in September: The accident was caused because one of the pilots accidentally pressed the brakes during takeoff, officials revealed today. The New York Times calls it an "extraordinarily basic human error,"...

Navigator in Russian Plane Crash 'Was Drunk'

47 killed in June disaster

(Newser) - The navigator for a Russian passenger flight that crashed in June was “in a condition of alcoholic intoxication,” a rep for the country's top investigative body told state television yesterday. Some 47 people were killed when the RusAir Tupolev-134 hit a highway in northwest Russia just before...

Only Player to Survive Russia Plane Crash Dies

Alexander Galimov suffered burns from disaster

(Newser) - The only hockey player to survive last week’s plane crash in Russia died today of his injuries, the Hockey News reports. Alexander Galimov, 26, died from burns over 90% of his body, said a Moscow hospital. The only other crash survivor, a member of the plane’s crew, is...

Russian Hockey Team Dies in Plane Crash

Just one team member reportedly among survivors

(Newser) - Just two people survived a crash today that claimed almost an entire Russian ice hockey team. The Yak-42 plane, which was carrying the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team to Minsk for the season opener, crashed to the ground and caught fire immediately after take-off at 4pm Moscow time. RIA Novosti reports that...

Russia Plane Crash Kills 44
 Russia Plane Crash Kills 44 

Russia Plane Crash Kills 44

RusAir Tu-134 comes down on highway in heavy fog

(Newser) - A passenger plane slammed into a highway in Russia last night, killing 44 people and critically injuring eight others. The Rusair Tupolev-134 aircraft crash-landed in heavy fog a mile short of the runway at Petrozavodsk, 400 miles north of Moscow. A 10-year-old boy and a girl who may be his...

Polish Leaders to Blame for Crash That Killed Prez: Report

Russian investigation says crew was under psychological pressure

(Newser) - The plane crash that killed Poland’s president and 95 others can be blamed, at least partially, on Polish leaders, Russian investigators have determined. In a report that shifts responsibility away from the crew of the plane, investigators say the pilots, who crashed at a Russian airport, were under psychological...

2 Dead as Russian Jet Loses Engines, Crash Lands

Same Tu-154 plane Polish president died in

(Newser) - A Russian jet that lost two engines at 30,000 feet lost its remaining engine as it crash-landed outside Moscow today, killing two people and injuring another 40, reports the AP. The cause of engine failure was unclear, officials said. The Dagestan Airlines Tu-154 is the same model that crashed...

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