Two Russian passenger jets crash...

Zim Hosein

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Nov 27, 1999
Two Russian passenger jets crash.

MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) -- Two passenger jetliners have crashed over Russia in nearly simultaneous incidents, with as many as 94 people feared killed.

A ministry spokeswoman said the wreckage of one jet was found ablaze in the Tula region, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Moscow.

Search and rescue teams were at the site searching for possible survivors, but the ministry said none of the 34 passengers and eight-member crew are believed to have survived.

The wreckage of the second jetliner has also been found, Russian state television reported early Wednesday, citing aviation officials. It was reported missing minutes after the first crash.

They did not say whether any survivors were found.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered security services to launch an immediate investigation, Russian news agencies reported early Wednesday.

The flights took off from Moscow within minutes of each other Tuesday night and were bound for cities in southern Russia.

Witnesses reported seeing the first plane explode before it crashed, the Russian news agency Interfax reported.

The government-run news agency Ria Novosti reported that the plane's wreckage was in two separate locations.

The second plane, carrying with between 46 and 52 people on board, was about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from Rostov-on-Don when it dropped off radar screens.

The first plane disappeared from radar at 10:56 p.m. (0756 GMT), the news agency said.

The Tupolev-134 had taken off from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport and was en route to Volgograd, in southern Russia.

The second plane, a Tupolev-154, disappeared from radar at 10:59 p.m. after having taken off from the same airport en route to Sochi, a tourist resort on the Black Sea in southern Russia, the ministry spokeswoman reported.

The Tupolev-154 is a standard medium-range airliner on domestic flights in Russia, according to aviation websites.

Russian authorities offered no explanations for the crashes but said they had increased security at airports following an explosion at a Moscow bus station earlier Tuesday, which injured three people.

"If this were just one, you would look toward some sort of aircraft issue," Peter Goelz, a former managing director of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, told CNN.

"But with two of them going down so close together, it's awfully ominous."

The incidents also took place just days before a regional election in the rebellious southern territory of Chechnya, where Russian troops have battled separatist guerrillas for five years.

Chechen separatists have been blamed for numerous bombings and other attacks in Russia in recent years, including the seizure of hundreds of hostages at a Moscow theater that ended with more than 100 hostages dead.



Platinum Member
Apr 4, 2003
"Security source says plane sent hijacking signal before crash, Interfax reports. More soon."
according to CNN


Feb 6, 2000
repost. is was titled something like 2 russian planes crash within minutes. im to lazy to search myself.



Golden Member
May 13, 2001
BREAKING NEWS Russian news agency Interfax reports airliner sent "hijack" alert before disappearing from radar and crashing. Details soon.

I have been reading The 9/11 Report. If the civilized world wants to end this BS there is only one way to do it.


Diamond Member
Sep 4, 2001
Originally posted by: Tiles2Tech
<hr><i>Originally posted by: <b>NFS4</b></i>
Terrorism CONFIRMED for one of the planes. <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href=";explosives</a> found</a><hr></blockquote>

As an update, the news is now reporting that traces of explosives have been found on <b>both</b> planes. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0">

geez. this is gonna suck...:(