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02 April 2012

Russian airliner crash kills dozens in Siberia

2 April 2012; UTair ATR72-200; VP-BYZ;flight 120; Tyumen, Russia: The aircraft was on scheduled domestic flight from Tyumen to Surgut, Russia. The airplane crashed broke up, and caught fire in a field about 1.5 miles (2.5 km) form the end of the departure runway.

All four crew members and 27 of the 39 passengers were killed. This is the second fatal passenger jet crash involving this airline. The first was a 17 March 2007 crash of a UTair Tu134A in Samara, Russia that killed six passengers.

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1 comment:

  1. That's really fatal! A crash that killed 31 people was grievous accident. I can't imagine how the families of the victims felt about it but thanks for that information. This accident should caught the attention of Russian Airliners management.

    James David teaches people how to buy single engine airplanes & has a passion for the Cessna 177