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Eight survivors in a plane crash in Russia

Petrozavodsk : Russia | Jun 21, 2011 at 3:20 AM PDT
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Russia says plane crash kills 44, eight injured

The list is headed by Anton Terejin of 9 years, and Anastasia Terejin of fourteen.Mnisterial A spokesman confirmed that two brothers were hospitalized in Petrozavodsk and his mother, Oksana died in the accident.

"The boy's condition is critical. He has lost much blood," said Health Minister Tatiana Golikova.His uncle, who was waiting at the airport in Petrozavodsk, suffered a heart attack when he saw the accident, according to Life News.Had to be hospitalized and operated.

A flight attendant also survived the accident, the only one of the nine crew members.

Forty-four people were killed Monday night in the crash of a Tupolev-134 that attempted an emergency landing in northwest Russia.The twin engine company RusAir, which took off from Moscow at 22H30 local, tried to land shortly before midnight at the airport in Petrozavodsk, the capital of the Russian republic of Karelia, bordering Finland,but crashed on a nearby road.

"Forty-four people were killed and eight injured," said Emergency Situations Ministry.According to official information, 52 people were on the device: 43 passengers and nine crew members.

The eight survivors of the crash were hospitalized, all burns.Seven of them are "in an extremely serious," said a spokeswoman for the Emergency Situations Ministry, Irina Andrianova, the agency RIA Novosti.

The bodies of victims strewn on the road , said a source told Interfax aircraft. "The scene is horrible. It's a slaughter. The track is full of corpses," the source said.

NTV television showed images Tuesday morning charred fragments of the plane, scattered along the road.The dead included a Swede, a Dutchman and two Ukrainians and a family of four people who have Russian citizenship and the U.S., according to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Also killed in the accident soccer referee Vladimir Pettai, 38, who in 2010 was named FIFA referee.Information on the causes of the catastrophe were now conflicting.According to preliminary information provided early on the equipment in service for 31 years, attempted to land on the road and could not do at the airport in Petrozavodsk.

The accident could have been caused by bad weather, airport director considered Petrozavodsk, Alexei Kuzmitski, quoted by Interfax.At the time of the incident rain and thick fog covered the area.

The deputy director of the National Commission for accident investigations, Alexei Morozov, quoted by Itar-Tass, estimated that the accident could be due to a breakdown in the systems of the airport landing aid.But according to an official of the civil security of Karelia, Nikolai Fedotov was quoted by Itar-Tass, the plane could have cut the power the lights when crossing a power line, then crashing on the road nearby the airport.

The two black boxes were found device, according to Interfax.The Tupolev 134 is a plane between 70 and 90 seats depending on the version, manufactured between 1966 and 1984 in the Soviet Union.

The accident is one of the most serious in recent years for the Russian aircraft, after a Tupolev 154 of the Russian airline Pulkovo, which crashed in Ukraine in 2006 causing 170 deaths.

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Eight survivors in a plane crash in Russia
They include two children and a flight attendant, all very serious.The plane crashed on a highway while trying to land at the airport in Petrozavodsk
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