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June 20, 2011

Plane Crash in Russia Kills ‘Many’

“Many” were killed when a RusAero Tupolev Tu-134 passenger plane crashed Monday in northwestern Russia, according to the RIA Novosti news agency.

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The plane broke up and burned as it crash landed in a field about half a mile short of the runway in Petrozavodsk.

43 passengers and five crew were on board the flight to Petrozavodsk Airport (PES) from Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport (DME).

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