|Quoting ZakHH (Reply 8):|
believed to have crashed as a result of aging
|Quoting ZakHH (Reply 8):|
Who actually claims to know the cause, when there isn't even reliable information about what really happened?
|Quoting Tony Lu (Thread starter):|
believed to have crashed as a result of aging.
|Quoting Tony Lu (Reply 10):|
It was claimed by ABC7 of the San Francisco Bay Area. They said it crashed probably due to the jet aging.
MOSCOW, August 22 (RIA Novosti) 17:04 - A Russian Tu-154 airliner with 160 passengers and ten crew onboard crashed over eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, emergency services said Tuesday.
Russian television's Channel One reported that 30 bodies had been found at the site of the crash.
"On Tuesday, at 15.39 [local time - 12:39 GMT], a Tu-154 airliner of the [St. Petersburg-based] Pulkovo Airlines ... sent a SOS signal and disappeared from radars," the source said. "Preliminary data suggests that the plane crashed 45 kilometers (30 miles) north of Donetsk."
The plane was en route from the resort of Anapa on the Black Sea in southern Russia to St. Petersburg.
Russian plane crashes in Ukraine
Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 August 2006, 13:05 GMT 14:05 UK
A Russian passenger plane carrying at least 160 people has crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russian news reports say.
The Tupolev-154 was flying from southern Russia to the country's second city of St Petersburg when it disappeared from radar.
Ukraine's Emergencies Ministry told Reuters news agency the airliner had crashed in flames.
Helicopters were circling the site about 45km (30 miles) north of the town of Donetsk, the ministry said.
|Quoting Alessandro (Reply 22):
nyone got the weather forecast for Donetsk?
|Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 32):|
Can a Tu-154 seat 170 passengers?
A Russian passenger plane carrying 170 people has crashed in eastern Ukraine.
Thirty bodies have been found at the crash site, about 45km (30 miles) north of Donetsk, a Russian official said.
The Tupolev-154 was flying from southern Russia to St Petersburg when it disappeared from radar screens following a distress signal.
The airliner was in flames on the ground, Ukraine's emergencies ministry said. Rescue workers were heading to the scene.
The crew sent a distress signal at 1537 Moscow time (1137 GMT), and the plane disappeared from radar screens at 1539 (1130 GMT), Irina Andrianova of Russia's Emergencies Ministry told Itar-Tass news agency.
The plane belongs to Pulkovo airlines, she said.
Ukrainian ministry spokesman Igor Krol said rescue teams had located the wreckage of the plane, Interfax news agency reported.
The plane had 160 passengers and 10 crew on board, and was travelling from the Black Sea resort of Anapa, emergency officials said.
Russian media reports said President Vladimir Putin had been informed of the crash.
The crash comes less than two months after at least 124 people died when a Russian Airbus A-310 skidded off a runway and burst into flames in the city of Irkutsk in Siberia.
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