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Topic - Alexander Neradko
Russia's civil aviation chief said that the plane that crashed Monday into a snowy field in Siberia, killing 31 people, appeared to have been de-iced improperly, but he said there was no indication that negligence had caused the crash.
An aging Russian airliner went down in heavy fog and burst into flames just short of a runway in northwestern Russia, killing 44 people in a crash that officials blamed on pilot error. Eight people survived, dragged from the burning wreckage by locals.
However, he also said there was no basis yet "to connect this with the causes of the crash."