Russian plane crash caused by incorrect speed data - report

World 2/13/2018, 2:27 PM
Russian plane crash caused by incorrect speed data - report

The crash of the Russian An-148 passenger plane over the weekend was apparently caused by incorrect flight-speed data, the Interstate Aviation Committee stated on Tuesday after finishing the decoding of the aircraft's black box, adding that the problem could be caused by iced speed instruments. The report confirmed that the malfunction occurred two and a half minutes after the plane took off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport, on the height of 1300 meters and at the speed of around 470 kilometers per hour.

On Sunday, the Saratov Airlines An-148 plane carrying 65 passengers and six crew members was reported missing after taking off from Moscow and heading to the town of Orsk. Shortly after, the aircraft's wreckage was found in the Ramenskoye district of the Moscow region, while all 71 people on board were confirmed dead, including three children and one Swiss national.

Breaking the News / FH

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