Russia's most deadly air crashes14 september 2011, 13:12
- September 7, 2011: 44 people are killed when a Yak-42 charter jet carrying a top hockey team crashes moments after take-off from the central Russian city of Yaroslavl.
Russian rescuers and investigators work at the crash site of a plane with Russian ice hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl aboard near in the city of Yaroslavl. ©AFP
People lay flowers inside Arena-2000, the home venue of Lokomotiv Yaroslav in Yaroslavl on September 10, 2011 during a farewell ceremony. ©AFP
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin lays flowers at the Arena-2000. ©AFP
- June 20, 2011: 47 dead when a Tupolev 134 airliner crashes on its landing approach to Petrozavodsk in northwestern Russia.
Emergency Ministry members work at the site of the Tupolev-134 plane crash outside the northern Russian city of Petrozavodsk. ©REUTERS
Russian Emergencies Ministry members carry a survivor of the plane crash, who was transported from Petrozavodsk, at Ramenskoye airfield outside Moscow. ©REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin
People carry portraits of former Russian soccer referee Pettay, a victim the Tupolev-134 plane crash, during a funeral ceremony in Petrozavodsk. ©REUTERS
- April 10, 2010: All 96 people aboard a Russian Tupolev 154 carrying Poland's president and other top Polish officials die when the presidential jet crashes near Smolensk.
Workers carry a ladder at the site of a Polish government Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft crash in Smolensk. ©REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Russia's PM Putin comforts his Polish counterpart Tusk as they visit the site of a Polish government Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft crash near Smolensk airport. ©REUTERS
Relative of victim of Polish government Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft crash reacts during repatriation ceremony at airport in Warsaw. ©REUTERS/Petr Josek Snr
- September 14, 2008: 88 dead when an Aeroflot Boeing flying from Moscow to Perm in the Ural Mountains crashes on its landing approach.
Firefighters work at the site where a Russian airliner crashed next to a railway track outside the Ural city of Perm. ©REUTERS
A piece of the fuselage of an Aeroflot airliner is seen at the site where it crashed outside the Ural city of Perm. ©REUTERS
- July 9, 2006: 125 people die when an Airbus operated by a Siberian company veers off the runway on landing in Irkutsk, hits a wall and catches fire. More than 70 people survive.
A video grab shows rescuers near the tail of an Airbus A-310 which crashed at the airport of Irkutsk on July 9, 2006. ©REUTERS
Flowers lie in front of the wreck of the Airbus A-310 that crashed near the airport of Irkutsk July 11, 2006. ©REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
- May 3, 2006: All 113 people aboard an Armenian Airbus plane flying from Yerevan to Sochi in southern Russia die when the craft comes down in the Black Sea on its landing approach.
Emergency workers watch as a crane lifts the tail of a crashed Armavia Airbus A320 passenger jet in Sochi May 3, 2006. ©REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
An Armenian priest throws flowers into the sea during a mourning ceremony for victims of the Airbus 320 plane crash in Adler near Sochi. ©REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko
Workers load coffins with the bodies of victims from the Airbus 320 plane crash onto a truck at a city morgue in Sochi. ©REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko
- July 3, 2001: All 145 passengers and crew on a Siberian Tupolev 154 flying from Yekaterinburg in the Ural Mountains to Vladivostok in the Far East die when the craft crashes before landing for refuelling in Irkutsk. Pilot error is blamed.
The wreckage of a Vladivostokavia Tupolev 154 is seen after crashing 30 kilometers (18 miles) away from Irkutsk July 4, 2001. ©REUTERS
Russian rescue workers collect the remains of people, July 4, 2001, killed in the crash of Tupolev Tu-154 plane 30 kilometers (18 miles) away from Irkutsk. ©REUTERS
A relative moans over the coffin with the body of a Tu-154 plane crash victim, July 9, 2001 in Yekaterinburg. ©REUTERS