Engine Failure Cited in Russian Jet Crash

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 14, 2008 7:50 AM CDT
A fuselage piece of a Boeing 737-500 passenger jet is seen at its crash site on the outskirts of the city of Perm in central Russia, few hours after the crash, early Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A Russian investigator says today's crash of a passenger jet that killed 88 people was most likely caused by failure of one of the Boeing-737-500's two engines. The plane was on its approach to land amid low cloudcover when it crashed into an unpopulated area of a central Russian city, just a few hundred meters from residential buildings.