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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.


This clip is the first video taken of the accident

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