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Forty-four people were killed when a passenger jet crashed late on Monday in northwestern Russia, news agencies said. RIA Novosti and ITAR-Tass, citing Emergencies Ministry officials, reported that the RusAir plane crash-landed on a highway en route from Moscow to the city of Petrozavodsk. They reported eight people who survived the crash were hospitalised in critical condition in Petrozavodsk. There was no immediate explanation for the crash. Russian news agencies said the plane crashed on its final approach to the airport in Petrozavodsk, landing a few hundred metres short of the runway. Petrozavodsk is in the in the province of Karelia, 640km northwest of Moscow. The plane was a Russian-made Tu-134 jet, the Emergencies Ministry said, carrying 52 people, nine of whom were crew, the agencies said. The ministry confirmed on its website that there had been an incident and posted a list of 43 passengers. The Karelia branch of the Emergencies Ministry said radio contact with the pilot was lost at 23:40 local time (0540 Tuesday AEST).
Originally posted by xavi1000
Maybe this is coincidence but with all the fuss about nuclear energy and disasters this year i found this very suspicious.