Friday, 24 June 2011

Time to ground Tu-134s - Medvedev

Russia’s Tu-134 fleet is set to be grounded, President Dmitry Medvedev said during a visit to RIA .

Following Monday’s crash in Petrozavodsk the president said it was time to retire the Soviet-era workhorses of the sky from service.

However, preliminary analysis of flight recorders suggests that the crash was not due to any technical problem with the aircraft, and pilot error is believed to be the most likely cause.

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