- Title: RUSSIA: Investigators examine airliner which made emergency landing in Moscow
- Date: 6th December 2010
- Summary: DOMODEDOVO AIRPORT, MOSCOW, RUSSIA (DECEMBER 5, 2010) (REUTERS) CARS IN FRONT OF DOMODEDOVO AIRPORT BUILDING PLANES ON AIRFIELD VARIOUS OF INVESTIGATORS EXAMINING DAMAGED PLANE SECTION OF PLANE LYING ON GROUND INVESTIGATOR NEAR PLANE PLANE'S COCKPIT INVESTIGATORS AND FIRE ENGINE DAMAGED PLANE DAMAGED PLANE INVESTIGATORS AND FIRE ENGINE NEAR PLANE
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- Duration: 00:01:05
- Topics: Disasters / Accidents / Natural catastrophes
- Story Text: Investigators and aviation experts on Sunday (December 5) were examining Russian Tu-154 airliner, which made an emergency landing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Saturday, December 4, killing two and injuring nearly 90 people.
The Tupolev plane, operated by Dagestan Airlines, had taken off from Vnukovo airport outside Moscow. It made an emergency landing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport nearly 30 minutes later after all three of its engines failed.
The plane was carrying 163 passengers and nine crew.
The aircraft broke slid off the runway, ran through trees and broke into three parts. Mobile phone video shot after the event and shown by the Russian RTR channel on Sunday, showed passengers walking from the plane.
The airliner was heading for Makhachkala, capital of the Russian province of Dagestan. The Tu-154 was the same type of plane as the one that crashed near Katyn in April, killing Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some 90 other people on board.
Ageing infrastructure has taken its toll on Russian aviation. A plane crash in Siberia in August killed 11 people.
Russia's top criminal investigation agency said it was starting an investigation into the latest accident for violations of transport safety rules, state-run news agency RIA reported.
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