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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 24, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Siberian Airlines said it will sue Ukraine for damages in the crash of its passenger jet that was brought down by a Ukrainian missile, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. The Russian airline wants $10 million for the plane and search-and-rescue operations, plus unspecified compensation for damage to its reputation, company spokesman Mikhail Koshman said. The jet was over the Black Sea when it crashed Oct. 4, killing all 78 people aboard.
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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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October 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Ukraine's defense minister publicly admitted for the first time that he never doubted that a Ukrainian missile was responsible for downing a Russian passenger jet. "For me, from the very beginning, there were no other versions and there could not be," said Lt. Gen. Oleksandr Kuzmuk, who is expected to resign as defense minister. His remarks were shown on Russia's NTV television. The Tu-154 airliner, en route from Israel to Novosibirsk in Siberia, went down Oct.
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July 4, 2001 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of this country's workhorse Tu-154 passenger airliners crashed near Siberia's Lake Baikal before dawn today, killing more than 140 people, officials said. It was the worst crash in Russia since the end of the Soviet Union a decade ago. Russian President Vladimir V. Putin immediately ordered a high-level investigation into the crash of the Vladivostokavia airline plane, and Deputy Prime Minister Ilya I. Klebanov was named to chair the inquiry commission.
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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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October 13, 2001 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia and Ukraine ended a week of defensive denials Friday and formally acknowledged that a wayward Ukrainian antiaircraft missile most likely downed a Russian passenger jet last week, killing all 78 people on board. "It is painful for me, as a citizen of Ukraine, to say so, but there is a lot of information bearing this version out," said Yevhen Marchuk, secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council. The Siberian Airlines jet exploded above the Black Sea on Oct.
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October 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Ukraine's military continued to deny that a rogue missile blew up a Russian airliner last week, killing 78, as angry and grieving relatives visited the Black Sea crash site. But President Leonid D. Kuchma, facing pressure to disclose more about the missile exercises on the Crimean peninsula last Thursday, did not rule out that a rocket could have gone wildly off course. "Technically it is impossible, but theoretically everything is possible," Kuchma told reporters.
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October 8, 2001 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The death of dozens of Russian-born Israelis in an air disaster over the Black Sea has revived a debate here over the status of immigrants in a country that is built on immigration but where newcomers often have trouble fitting in. Israeli commentators, rabbis and political figures questioned Sunday whether the victims in last week's crash of a Russian charter flight were being mourned appropriately.
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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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October 6, 2001 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian recovery crews skimmed bodies and wreckage from the Black Sea on Friday, seeking clues to what caused a passenger jet to explode without warning and plummet into the water, killing all 78 people on board. Russian officials appeared to favor terrorism as an explanation but did not rule out that a Ukrainian surface-to-air missile might have gone astray Thursday during military exercises, shooting down the Siberian Airlines charter flight.
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October 5, 2001 | MAURA REYNOLDS and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Russian passenger jet flying from Israel to Siberia burst into a fireball high over the Black Sea on Thursday, killing the 76 people on board and raising fears that it could be the latest target of a terrorist attack. U.S. officials suggested, however, that the airliner was shot down by an errant surface-to-air missile fired by Ukrainian forces during military exercises taking place more than 200 miles away. Ukrainian officials denied the possibility.
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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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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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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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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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