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Perm territory mourns Boeing crash victims

Perm territory mourns Boeing crash victims

MOSCOW, September 15 (Itar-Tass) - The Perm territory mourns Monday victims of the Boeing 737 crash. The Boeing 737 500 of Aeroflot Nord was en route from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport to the Bolshoye Savino Airport of Perm. The crash killed 88 people, including 82 passengers and six crewmembers. There were 17 foreigners onboard the plane, among them seven citizens of Azerbaijan, five citizens of Ukraine, one citizen of China, one citizen of Turkey, one citizen of Germany, one citizen of Italy and one citizen of the United States. The list of the deceased was posted on the Emergency Situations Ministry website, www.mchs.gov.ru.

The crash damaged the Perm segment of the Trans-Siberian railroad and suspended the traffic. The traffic was fully resumed Sunday evening.

The Sunday air crash in Perm resulted from a technical failure and an engine fire, Chairman of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office Investigation Committee Alexander Bastrykin said with the reference to preliminary information.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev presented condolences to Perm Governor Oleg Chirkunov, the Kremlin press office said. “The air crash in the Perm territory severed dozens of lives of crewmembers and passengers, Russians and foreign citizens. Please, convey my sympathy and support to families and friends of the victims,” the message runs.

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