KLM 777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1120 times:
Filed at 1:58 a.m. EST
By The Associated Press
MOSCOW (AP) -- A passenger jetliner crashed Thursday while taking
off from Moscow's main airport and there were reports of fatalities,
The Ministry of Emergency Situations said rescue crews had been rushed
to the site of the crash at Sheremetyevo airport and were searching for
survivors. There was no immediate word on casualties, but the
ITAR-Tass news agency said at least five people died in the crash and
the Interfax news agency reported four fatalities.
The Yak-40 aircraft, a medium range Soviet-era passenger jet that
carries up to 120 passengers, was carrying a crew of five and four
passengers, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.
The plane rose briefly into the air and then plunged down, officials said.
There was no indication what caused the crash, they said.
The plane was on a flight from Moscow to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine,
The airport was closed immediately after the crash and incoming planes
were diverted to other airports.
Brissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1070 times:
The plane involved was a Yak-40, not a Yak-42 as reported by Associated Press. Take a look at a Yak-40, something like 8 windows on each side of the aircraft. Imagine 120 people crammed into this small space - then again, I was on a Myanma Airways F-27 a few years ago, which would have given this a run for the money :0)
Montenegro From Italy, joined May 1999, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (15 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1043 times:
As for the breaking news here in Italy the two VIP killed were persons involved in bad affaires with Eltzin corruption and family operations in Suisse banks. There were no exsplosion and the journalist said that is for a sure an atentat.
SashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 868 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (15 years 7 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1019 times:
.. that's how most Russian media treats that accident. Yes, it was a Yak-40 and died were four pax, three pilots and two female flight attendants .
Amongst the dead was the president of media company "Top Secret", so there's little wonder how many "big people" in government would want his disappearance from Russian TV... also dead is the president of an oil company who is rumoured to have been contacted by Chechen rebels to sponsor weapons supply... he rejected and here we go.
747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2820 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (15 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 992 times:
I don't see this kind of thing happening in Europe or the U.S., I mean, in terms of assasinating people, but either way, in terms of loss of life this outdoes either the 737 incident of recent ranting or the Emergy DC-8 just a while before that. I guess this is our weekly crash... my! they do seem to be dropping rather regularly.