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Boeing airliner crashes in Russian
city of Kazan, 50 killed

Reuters, by Douglas Busvine

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 11/17/2013 12:16:10 PM

Moscow - A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on landing in the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday, killing all 50 people on board, the Emergencies Ministry said. The flight from Moscow´s Domodedovo airport was making a second attempt to land and exploded when it hit the runway, killing all 44 passengers and six crew on board. The flight was operated by the regional Tatarstan airline, a ministry spokeswoman said. Firefighters extinguished a fire at the scene. The airport in Kazan, the capital of the largely-Muslim region of Tatarstan, was closed, according to reports.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/17/2013 12:19:02 PM     (No. 9617541)

I have a friend who just happens to be visiting that area. It´s unlikely she was on the flight, but I am a little nervous. Gonna go check her facebook page.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sinic, 11/17/2013 2:34:38 PM     (No. 9617729)

Looks to me like the bigwigs at Reuters (rhymes with Hooters) have a lot of stock in Airbus! I don´t think I´ve ever seen a headline that gives the name of the plane manufacturer...kinda implying that Boeing is at fault? I´m sure it had nothing to do with the pristing maintenance schedule of the Tatarstan airline, or some vodka fueled air crew, or weather....whatever.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/17/2013 3:04:08 PM     (No. 9617773)

Sorry, but crashing on landing is almost 100% pilot or maintenance error.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tipover, 11/17/2013 4:05:40 PM     (No. 9617839)

Not mush real info but the following: High winds, attempting to make a missed approach from the first landing attempt. Sounds like a combination of weather (high winds) and pilot error while trying to abort the first landing and make a missed approach for another attempt. Especially hazardous if the aircrew waited too late to decide to balk the landing. Low altitude, slow, slow spooling jet engines and inertia is a really really bad combination.

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