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Three die in Russian Tupolev accident

Three people were killed and 46 others wounded Saturday, 1st January after a fire and subsequent explosion of a Tupolev airplane on the tarmac of an airport in northern Russia.

The Kolavia Tupolev-154 with 116 passengers and eight crew members on board, started to burn while taxiing on the runway of Surgut airport (in the north-east of the Urals) just before flying to Moscow, said a committee of investigative prosecutors. They added that the emergency services were unable to extinguish the fire and there was an explosion but the passengers and crew were evacuated beforehand.

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This clip is the first video taken of the accident

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Added: Jan-3-2011 Occurred On: Jan-1-2011
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Tags: Tupolev, TU-154, fire, explosion, accident, runway, taxiing, Surgut, Russia
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