In pictures: Four killed in Russian plane crash
December 30, 2012
The crash occurred amid snow and winds gusting up to 15 metres a second (30 mph), but other details were not immediately known. A spokesman for Russia's top investigative agency, Vladimir Markin, said initial indications were that pilot error was the caus???
Officials said there were eight people aboard the Tu-204 belonging to Russian airline Red Wings that was flying back from the Czech Republic without passengers to its home at Vnukovo Airport. Andrey Smirnov / AFP Photo
The plane's cockpit area was sheared off from the fuselage and the tail section partly torn away. Natalia Kolesnikova / AFP Photo
The plane rolled off the runway into a snowy field and partly onto an adjacent highway, then disintegrated. No collisions with vehicles on the major, multilane highway were reported. Alexander Usoltsev / AP Photo
A passenger airliner careered off the runway at Russia's third-busiest airport and partly onto a highway while landing yesterday, broke into pieces and caught fire, killing at least four people. Maxim Shemetov / Reuters
Emergency officials said in a televised news conference that four people were killed and another four seriously injured. Maxim Shemetov / Reuters