Boeing 737 Crashes in Russia

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  1. MSYgirl

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    [article] [more thorough article thanks to Newscience]

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on landing in the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday, killing all 50 people on board, the Emergencies Ministry said.

    The flight from Moscow's Domodedovo airport was making a second attempt to land and exploded when it hit the runway, killing all 44 passengers and six crew on board.

    Flight U363 was operated by the regional Tatarstan airline, a ministry spokeswoman said.

    Firefighters extinguished a fire at the scene. According to eyewitness reports, the Boeing lost altitude quickly and its fuel tank exploded on impact.
     
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    Does anyone know anything about this airline?
     
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    Well, until additional information is forthcoming, Tartarstan Airlines just might be good to avoid! :(

    Reuters just published a story that provides additional detail, and also describes the poor safety record of regional airlines within the Former Soviet Union.
    According to this story: "IATA said last year that global airline safety had improved but that accident rates had risen in Russia and the ex-Soviet Commonwealth of Independent States."

    See:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/17/us-russia-crash-idUSBRE9AG0A820131117
     
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    So very sad for those involved and their families. I can't imagine a more frightening way to parish.
     
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    Unbelieveable!
     
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    There was video of the crash on liveleak but it was removed... the plane came in steep from what I can recall.

    I'll see if I can dig it up somewhere when I have some time.
     
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    I found it earlier, came to post this.

    The video of the crash (no sound, in the dark)
     
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    Ticket sales and prices plummet:

    [article]

    During the recent days, the price on airline tickets of Tatarstan Airline dropped almost tenfold. Currently, the cost of a ticket in business class from Kazan to Moscow is less than 2,500 rubles. Previously, the cost of such a ticket was 15,000 rubles.

    According to tour operators, passengers started to refuse from plane tickets for Tatarstan Airline on Monday morning, November 18, after the crash of Boeing 737 at the airport in Kazan. The tragedy claimed the lives of 50 people.

    The basic version of the reason for the tragedy is said to be an error in piloting and a technical failure of the aircraft.

    Do you think the airline will be able to restore its image after the tragedy in Kazan and fully compensate for its losses?
     
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    "FIle not found" on the linked page.

    Apparently they don't want anyone to see that 737 making a dive for Mother Earth.
     
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    I just clicked on it and it works fine.

    Except for the airplane.
     

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