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Plane Overshoots Moscow Airport Runway, Catches Fire

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A Russian Tupolev Tu-204 medium-haul airliner overshot the runway while landing at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport and rolled into out onto a highway. Its wing caught fire, put it was quickly put out. The accident resulted in a brief closure of the airport. Moscow’s Kievskoye Highway abutting the airport was also closed off to traffic both ways.

A Russian Tupolev Tu-204 medium-haul airliner overshot the runway while landing at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport and rolled into out onto a highway. Its wing caught fire, put it was quickly put out. The accident resulted in a brief closure of the airport. Moscow’s Kievskoye Highway abutting the airport was also closed off to traffic both ways.

© RIA Novosti . Alexander Usolzev / Go to the photo bankA Russian Tupolev Tu-204 medium-haul airliner overshot the runway while landing at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport and rolled into out onto a highway. Its wing caught fire, but it was quickly put out. The accident resulted in a brief closure of the airport. Moscow’s Kievskoye Highway abutting the airport was also closed off to traffic both ways.
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A Russian Tupolev Tu-204 medium-haul airliner overshot the runway while landing at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport and rolled into out onto a highway. Its wing caught fire, but it was quickly put out. The accident resulted in a brief closure of the airport. Moscow’s Kievskoye Highway abutting the airport was also closed off to traffic both ways.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Mihaylov / Go to the photo bankThe ill-fated Tu-204 of the Red Wings air carrier was en route from Czech Republic and had eight people on board, all of them crew members.

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The ill-fated Tu-204 of the Red Wings air carrier was en route from Czech Republic and had eight people on board, all of them crew members.

© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Mikhailov / Go to the photo bankFour people died, four were hospitalized with critical injuries.

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Four people died, four were hospitalized with critical injuries.

© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankEyewitnesses said the plane’s front part was completely ruined.

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Eyewitnesses said the plane’s front part was completely ruined.

© RIA Novosti . Ilia Pitalev / Go to the photo bankPrime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a special commission to be set up to investigate the accident. A criminal inquiry was opened into possible transport safety violations.
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Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a special commission to be set up to investigate the accident. A criminal inquiry was opened into possible transport safety violations.
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