Two planes crashed in Russia




 
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August 26th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 

Topic: Two planes crashed in Russia


Two Tupolev (Tu-134 and Tu-154) crashed yesterday south of Moscow, 89 people killed.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3596354.stm

Both planes had taken off from the same Moscow airport, within 40 minutes of each other.
They did crash at 1856 and 1859 (local time), only three minutes time difference.

A witness reports that one of the planes exploded in mid-air, and the other sent out a distress signal. (some reports say a hijack signal).
Experts suspects that Chechen terrorists may have caused the crashes.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3598798.stm
August 26th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Isn't Russia also at war with South Ossetia?
August 29th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Looks like it was a terrorist attack...

traces of explosives have been found in both planes:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3604134.stm
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