Date: June 20, 2011
Time: 2340
Location: Petrozavodsk, Russia
Operator: RusAir Airlines
Flight #: 7R-243
Route: Moscow - Petrozavodsk
AC Type: Tupolev Tu-134
Registration: RA-65691
cn / ln: 63195/5703
Aboard: 52   (passengers:43  crew:9)
Fatalities: 47   (passengers:39  crew:8)
Ground: 0
Summary: The airliner crashed while on final to Petrozavodsk in heavy fog, landing 1 kilometers short of the runway. The plane soon broke up and caught on fire. Factors in the accident: heavy fog. The crew could not see the runway's ground lights, but did not decide to turn away and make another attempt at landing. The plane hit nearby trees before crashing. Cooperation among the crew during the landing attempt was poor, with the pilot subordinating himself to the navigator and the co-pilot effectively excluded from decisions. The navigator was intoxicated.

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