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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... More »

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... More »

Polish President, Wife Killed in Jet Crash

All aboard die when plane fails to reach Russian runway

(Newser) - Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and some of the country's highest military and civilian leaders died when the presidential plane crashed as it came in for a landing in thick fog in western Russia today, killing all 96 aboard, officials said. The Soviet-era Tupolev was taking the president, his... More »

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