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User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 877 times:

According to the news headlines on the BBC a jetliner has rumoured to have crashed at the main airport.

Daryl

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User currently offlineKLM 777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 716 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,
officials said.

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,
officials said.

The airport was closed immediately after the crash and incoming planes
were diverted to other airports.


User currently offlineKLM 777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 678 times:

I meant 5 crew, 4 pax.

Sleepy...


User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 681 times:

From what I can translate from the following link

http://www.interfax.ru/freshnews/nws1011.htm

the aircraft involved was a Yakovlev Yak-40 belonging to Lukoil Avia which crashed at Sheremetyevo-1 Airport on take-off, and was on a flight from Moscow to Kiev. 9 passengers on board (incl. crew).

Sorry, my Russian isn't the best. That is what I can make out


User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 672 times:

Good to see that AP is once again showing that they are the quality news service.

The Yakovlev Yak-40 (which was involved in this crash) holds no where near 120 passengers. The Yak-40 has a maximum capacity of 32 passengers. Me thinks AP was talking about the Yak-42.

Also the Yak-40 is a short-haul commuter airliner, not medium-range. Maximum range of 2,000km.

Here is a link for a photo of the Yak-40 in Lukoil colours

http://www.bird.ch/Russians/Yak40/YK40P11.html



User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 673 times:

Hi,

i feel sorry for the victims.
The YAK40 can't seat so many passengers! this is impossible! i also quess
(like Brissie-lions- stated- that if it's a YAK than it can only be the YAK42



User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 666 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)

User currently offlineAkelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2193 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 636 times:

It's definately a YAK-40. I saw a picture of the tail on the AP wire and it's definately a -40.

Update from The Associated Press:


MOSCOW (AP) - A passenger plane crashed during takeoff today from Moscow's main airport, killing all nine people aboard, officials said.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations said there were five crew members and four passengers aboard the Yak-40 jetliner. Ministry spokeswoman Marina Ryklina said none survived.

The victims included Artyom Borovik, a well-known Moscow journalist, and Ziya Bazhayev, president of the Oil Alliance company, the Interfax news agency reported.

The crew consisted of a flight commander, two pilots and two flight attendants, Interfax said.

The Yak-40 aircraft, a medium range Soviet-era passenger jet that carries 20 to 30 passengers, was on a charter flight from Moscow to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, officials 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 airport was closed immediately after the crash and incoming planes were diverted to other airports.

AP-NY-03-09-00 0551EST


User currently offlineMontenegro From Italy, joined May 1999, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 639 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.



User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 615 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.

//Gazeta.Ru and BBC News



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User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 588 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.


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