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December 12, 1995 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They've tried helicopters, metal detectors, even a psychic, but Russian search parties still have not tracked down the plane that vanished in the wilds of Siberia five days ago. The plane, carrying 97 passengers and crew members, mysteriously blipped off controllers' radar screens Thursday. Dozens of rescue teams have prowled the snowy mountains and formidable gorges of Russia's Far East since then, scouring the taiga for signs of the Khabarovsk Airlines plane.
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October 7, 2001 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia shifted gears Saturday and appeared to give greater credence to evidence that a stray Ukrainian antiaircraft missile may have inadvertently struck and destroyed a Russian passenger jet last week, killing all 78 people on board. President Vladimir V. Putin said he wasn't satisfied with Ukrainian documentation of antiaircraft missile-firing exercises that took place Thursday at the time the aircraft exploded 30,000 feet above the Black Sea. In particular, Defense Minister Sergei B.
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August 29, 1992 | Times Wire Services
There were 82 people aboard the Russian airliner that crashed in heavy fog in a town northeast of Moscow, and they were all killed, officials said Friday. The Thursday night crash was the worst the state airline Aeroflot had suffered in eight years. The twin-engined TU-134 crashed into a field about two miles short of the runway at Ivanovo, a textile town located 120 miles northeast of Moscow, widely scattering debris, baggage and bodies, witnesses said.
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July 11, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The co-pilot of a passenger jet that crashed last week inexplicably jerked its nose up while trying to land, throwing the plane into an uncontrolled spin before it slammed into a Siberian meadow, killing all 145 people aboard, officials said. Investigators remain puzzled, however, about why the crew made the fatal mistake, which set a warning siren screaming in the cockpit.
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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.
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December 7, 1995 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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April 7, 1994 | Associated Press
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.
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December 20, 1995 | Times Wire Services
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.
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December 13, 1995 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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August 28, 1992 | From Associated Press
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.
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July 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The American pilot and three Japanese passengers aboard a light plane that disappeared en route from Japan to Alaska were found alive in a life raft off Russia's Pacific coast, a government official said. A spokesman for the Emergencies Ministry in Moscow said the four were found in the Sea of Okhotsk by a passing ship and were taken on board.
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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.
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March 9, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A passenger jetliner crashed today while taking off from Moscow's main airport, killing all nine people on board, Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said. The Yak-40 aircraft, a medium-range Soviet-era passenger jet that carries up to 120 passengers, was carrying a crew of five and four passengers, the ministry said. The Vologda airlines plane rose briefly into the air at Sheremetyevo Airport and then plunged down, officials said. There was no indication what caused the crash, they said.
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January 23, 1998 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new chief of the Russian air force, who personally gave the order to shoot down a Korean Air Lines passenger plane 14 years ago, said Thursday that he still believes the action was justified even though 269 civilians aboard died in the incident. Anatoly M.
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December 8, 1997 | From Times Staff Reports
Holding out little hope of finding survivors, rescuers broke through layers of ice and battled new flames Sunday as they searched for victims of an airplane crash a day earlier in a residential neighborhood of a Siberian town. Crews worked round the clock using heavy equipment to clear debris from the crash site in Irkutsk. By midnight, searchers had recovered the remains of 42 people.
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March 19, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A civilian airliner exploded and crashed shortly after taking off from the southern city of Stavropol, killing all 50 people on board. Officials said it was too early to determine what caused the crash of the Stavropol Airlines AN-24. The 41 passengers and nine crew members were headed to the Turkish city of Trabzon on the Black Sea coast, a popular destination among Russian "shuttle traders" who buy consumer goods to sell back home.
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October 7, 2001 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia shifted gears Saturday and appeared to give greater credence to evidence that a stray Ukrainian antiaircraft missile may have inadvertently struck and destroyed a Russian passenger jet last week, killing all 78 people on board. President Vladimir V. Putin said he wasn't satisfied with Ukrainian documentation of antiaircraft missile-firing exercises that took place Thursday at the time the aircraft exploded 30,000 feet above the Black Sea. In particular, Defense Minister Sergei B.
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March 19, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A civilian airliner exploded and crashed shortly after taking off from the southern city of Stavropol, killing all 50 people on board. Officials said it was too early to determine what caused the crash of the Stavropol Airlines AN-24. The 41 passengers and nine crew members were headed to the Turkish city of Trabzon on the Black Sea coast, a popular destination among Russian "shuttle traders" who buy consumer goods to sell back home.
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December 18, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
Seventeen people, including the commander of the military district that includes St. Petersburg, were killed when a military plane crashed while taking off from an airport in northwest Russia on Tuesday, an air force spokesman said. The crash was the latest in a long series of accidents involving former Soviet aircraft. The spokesman said seven crew members and 10 passengers, including Col. Gen.
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November 29, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A military cargo plane crashed in central Siberia, killing all 23 people aboard. Emergency workers found the bodies of all but one of the victims. The Russian Ilyushin-76 slammed into a snow-covered mountain and exploded seven minutes after taking off from Abakan, 2,500 miles east of Moscow. The reason for the crash was not yet known. The plane was carrying 30 tons of commercial cargo and may have been overloaded, the Itar-Tass news agency reported.
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