Investigators have ruled out the possibility that the weekend crash of a Tu-154 passenger jet at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport that killed two people was caused by substandard fuel, Kommersant reported Tuesday.
About 50 planes used fuel from the same filling tank at Vnukovo Airport, but none had problems, the report said. Other crash theories, which include pilot error and a technical malfunction, remain under investigation, RIA-Novosti said.
News reports said Sunday that investigators were examining data from two flight recorders and looking for the third. No new information on the flight recorders has surfaced since.
Fifty-eight of the 167 people who were aboard the plane remained hospitalized Tuesday, seven in serious condition, Interfax reported.