Navigator in Russian Plane Crash 'Was Drunk'

47 killed in June disaster
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 19, 2011 6:31 AM CDT

(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 it was due to land, the AP notes. The navigator, killed in the disaster, is believed to have drunk a glass of vodka before takeoff, the broadcast noted. (Click to read about a deadly weekend crash in Reno.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.