– Engines not to blame for TU-134 crash – aviation committee (RT, June 23, 2011)
Russian aviation experts have ruled out technical failure as a cause of the fatal passenger jet crash in the country’s north-west. The Russian president wants Tupolev TU-134s to be withdrawn from the country’s passenger fleet.
– Nuclear experts killed in Russia plane crash helped design Iran facility (Haaretz, June 23, 2011):
The five Russian scientists were among 44 killed earlier this week; no official investigation of foul play has been opened, though Iranian nuclear experts have in the past been involved in similar accidents.
The five nuclear experts killed in a plane crash in northern Russia earlier this week had assisted in the design of an Iranian atomic facility, security sources in Russia said on Thursday.
The five Russian experts were among the 44 passengers killed when the Tupolev-134 plane broke up and caught fire on landing outside the northern city of Petrozavodsk on Monday.