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Russia to Get Rid of Tu-134
24.06.2011 15:35
Russia to Get Rid of Tu-134

 Russian Transportation Ministry will ban flights of Tu-134 next year. The planes will be taken out of service following the crash that killed 45 people. 

      The passenger jet crashed on Monday, on a highway in Petrozavodsk, Karelia province, 400 miles northwest of Moscow. The investigative agency said the crash happened due to bad weather, human error or a technical malfunction. 

      Rosaviatsia and the Transport Ministry has already composed a schedule for the withdrawal of the Tu-134 from use on regular flights. According to the Transport Ministry, 852 Tu-134 that were built, 179 remain, 90 of them are still flying.

Author: Ksenia Dzhalagonia

Tags: Russian transport aircraft    

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