June 21, 2011
Emergency workers and investigators search the wreckage of Russian plane Tuesday that crashed late Monday near the city of Petrozavodsk. The passenger jet crashed just short of a runway whose fog lights had failed, killing 44 people, officials said.
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An aging Russian airliner went down in heavy fog and burst into flames just short of a runway in northwestern Russia, killing 44 people in a crash that officials blamed on pilot error. Eight people survived, dragged from the burning wreckage by locals.