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2 Dead as Russian Jet Loses Engines, Crash Lands

Same Tu-154 plane Polish president died in
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2010 8:33 AM CST

(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 in Russia in April, killing Polish President Lech Kaczynski and everyone aboard.

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Aeroflot recently retired all its Tu-154s over safety concerns, and the jet, a standard for small Russian airlines, has been banned for excessive noise from Europe. (Read more Russian plane crash stories.)

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