Russia: Siberian plane in crash not de-iced right
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 00:00
  
Moscow: Russia's civil aviation chief says the plane that crashed Monday into a snowy field in Siberia, killing 31 people, appears to have been improperly de-iced, but he said there was no indication that negligence had caused the crash.

The twin-engine turboprop belonging to UTair crashed shortly after takeoff Monday from the snowy western Siberian city of Tyumen with 43 people aboard. Twelve people have been hospitalized in serious condition.

Moscow: Russia's civil aviation chief says the plane that crashed Monday into a snowy field in Siberia, killing 31 people, appears to have been improperly de-iced, but he said there was no indication that negligence had caused the crash.

The twin-engine turboprop belonging to UTair crashed shortly after takeoff Monday from the snowy western Siberian city of Tyumen with 43 people aboard. Twelve people have been hospitalized in serious condition.

In August 2009, an ATR-72 flown by Bangkok Airways skidded off the runway and crashed into a building after landing in stormy weather on the Thai resort island of Samui, killing the pilot and injuring seven people.

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First Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 00:00


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