Video Shows Near-Vertical Crash Of Passenger Jet

KAZAN, Russia (November 18, 2013) Video broadcast by Russian television stations shows a Russian plane going down at a near-vertical angle and then exploding in a giant fireball on the airport tarmac in Kazan.

The crash Sunday in the central Russian city of Kazan killed all 50 people on board.

The brief video broadcast Monday by Russian television stations has been confirmed as authentic to The Associated Press by the emergency press service at Kazan airport.

The video surfaced as investigators combed through the charred fragments of the Boeing 737, trying to determine the cause of the deadly crash.

The plane belonging to Tatarstan Airlines was flying in from Moscow, 520 miles to the west, when it crashed as the crew made a second attempt to land.


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