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Airliners Crash In Russia

Last updated Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:51:55 GMT
Originally posted on Sat, 28 Aug 2004 01:55:38 GMT

On the international news is the story of two almost simultaneous airliner crashes in Russia. The planes, A TU-134 and a TU-154, were en route to the south when they disappeared from the radar screens. According to Russian sources one of the pilots radioed a hi-jack alarm. Analysts indicate that terrorism is suspected. There were no survivors and our thoughts are with the relatives of the many victims.

Wreckage from the crash at Rostov.

Two Russian airplanes TU-134 and TU-154 went up in flames in two separate incidents, perceived to be the handiwork of a terrorist group. Initial reports suggest that a terrorist group might have blown up both the Russian aircrafts, based on the identical nature of the explosion.

The tails of both the aircrafts have been blown away in an identical fashion. Investigators are also closely looking at the location used by the terrorist while detonating the aircrafts. The pilots of both the flights sent SOS alarms, before the flights crashed down to the earth. The pilot of the flight Tu-134, which crashed in to the Tula region, had left a message ”Attack on the plane”.

This clearly points to the involvement of a terrorist group. The other Flight TU-154 crashed in Rostov region. Totally 90 people have been killed in this terrorist operation, including the passengers on both the Russian flights. The experts going in to the reasons for the plane crash were initially confused on seeing the undamaged portion of the passenger salon and also the nose portion of the flight. But when they inspected the tail portion of the flight T-154, they saw a torn off section in the tail, where the toilet is located.

Another interesting aspect that was taken note by the investigators is sequence of parts that fell to the ground. In both Tula and Rostov regions, first the tail come down, followed by the fuselage, then the nose part and finally the cockpit. The tail that is located at the back portion of the plane wouldn’t have fallen first, if not for the explosion.

The investigators are also suspecting the usage of 500 grams of trotyl for blowing up both the planes. The experts are also of the firm view that the terrorists, who also blew themselves, might have placed the explosives in the toilets of both the planes.

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

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