The World: Aeroflot Katastrofy

The long, slim jetliner was trying to land at night in heavy rain at Sheremetyevo Airport, 18 miles northwest of Moscow, and by some accounts was making its fourth pass at the runway. Villagers in the nearby hamlet of Krasnaya Polyana (Red Glade) suddenly heard a series of explosions. Tramping by torchlight across muddy potato fields, they found the red and silver tail of the Aeroflot Ilyushin-62 sticking out of a cold brown pond. Beneath the water, or on the fields across which the plane had skidded, were the bodies of all the passengers...

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