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71 dead after passenger plane crashes in Russia watch

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    Sad to hear of this tragic crash. Thoughts and prayers with the families
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    Thoughts and prayers achieve nothing, the airline is also a subsidiary of Aeroflot which has one of the worst safety records in the world (they have a dedicated wikipedia page for incidents and accidents, which itself links to 5 more dedicated pages for the decades from the 50s to 90s) with 5 times more fatalities than any other airline. On top of that the aircraft in question is an Antonov rather than Boeing or Airbus and it's in Russia.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Thoughts and prayers achieve nothing, the airline is also a subsidiary of Aeroflot which has one of the worst safety records in the world (they have a dedicated wikipedia page for incidents and accidents, which itself links to 5 more dedicated pages for the decades from the 50s to 90s) with 5 times more fatalities than any other airline. On top of that the aircraft in question is an Antonov rather than Boeing or Airbus and it's in Russia.
    And yet Aeroflot are winning awards these days, how very bizarre.
    At any rate almost all of their incidents have been on domestic routes in clapped out old soviet junkers. Its international fleet is rather good.
 
 
 
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