March 10, 2000 |
The crash of a passenger jet that killed all nine people aboard, including a top oil executive and a prominent journalist, dominated Russian TV news programs. The coverage included speculation that the crash of the private Yak-40 jet at Moscow's main airport was a terrorist act.
December 7, 1995 |
An Aeroflot plane with 97 people aboard disappeared from radar screens in Russia's Far East and was presumed to have crashed, an official spokesman said. The TU-154 plane was en route from Yuzhno Sakhalinsk on the Pacific island of Sakhalin to Khabarovsk on the mainland when it lost radio contact, said spokesman Vasily Yurchuk of the Emergency Situations Ministry in Moscow.
April 7, 1994 |
A Russian pilot was giving a flying lesson to his two children when an Aeroflot passenger jet crashed in Siberia last month, killing all 75 aboard, a preliminary investigation has found. The Transportation Ministry said a cockpit voice recorder showed the pilot was demonstrating "the principles of flying" to his son and daughter when the Airbus A-310 jet crashed March 22 on a flight from Moscow to Hong Kong.
December 20, 1995 |
An airliner that disappeared nearly two weeks ago in Russia's Far East with 97 people on board smashed into a hill and broke into tiny pieces, Russian media said Tuesday, quoting rescue teams at the snowy mountain crash site. Rescue workers found one of the plane's two flight recorders, which could help investigators determine why the plane apparently went into a sudden spin at 35,000 feet.
December 13, 1995 |
Searchers found the wreckage of a Russian airliner that disappeared Thursday in the Far East with 97 people aboard, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. There was no sign of survivors. The crash site was 75 miles northeast of Sukpai along the plane's flight route toward the city of Khabarovsk, Lt. Col. Artur Afanasiyev of the search headquarters told the news agency. The Russian-built TU-154 was broken in two, and pieces were strewn around the site.
August 28, 1992 |
An Aeroflot jetliner crashed on a landing approach in a city northeast of Moscow late Thursday night, killing 77 people aboard, an Aeroflot spokesman said. The crash occurred at 10:45 p.m. as the TU-134, with 72 passengers and five crew members, was preparing to land at the city of Ivanovo, 120 miles northeast of Moscow, the spokesman said on condition of anonymity. There was no immediate word on what caused the crash.