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Russia Investigates Jetliner Crashes

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Russia Investigates Jetliner Crashes

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Russia Investigates Jetliner Crashes

Russia Investigates Jetliner Crashes

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Russian authorities inspect the debris of a Tupolev Tu-154 passenger plane near Zelenovka village, Aug. 25, 2004. The plane, carrying 46 people, including eight crew members, crashed late Tuesday evening. Reuters hide caption

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Russian authorities inspect the debris of a plane that crashed near Zelenovka village Tuesday night, killing all 46 people onboard. Reuters hide caption

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Two Russian airliners that departed from the same Moscow airport crash within minutes of each other. All 89 people aboard both flights are killed. Investigators are now discounting reports of terrorism. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and NPR's Lawrence Sheets.