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Plane Death Toll Reaches 47

Two people who survived a fiery plane crash have died in a Moscow hospital, bringing the death toll to 47.

The Tu-134 plane operated by RusAir airline slammed into a highway just minutes before landing at the Petrozavodsk airport in the Karelia on June 20. Eight people survived the crash, dragged from the burning aircraft by people on the ground, but a 9-year-old boy died a day later. Dmitry Beloyartsev, a surgeon at the Vishnevsky hospital, said a woman died late Saturday and a man on Sunday.

The crash has been blamed on pilot error.


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