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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Sergei Shmatkov
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.
"The crew continued their descent at a moment when they already should have begun a second run," he said.
Mr. Shmatkov said he ordered the crew to abort the landing the moment the runway lights went off but it already was too late.