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MOSCOW, September 7 (Itar-Tass) —— The Yak-42 that crashed near Yaroslavl Wednesday afternoon had been in service for 18 years and but it had not yet exhausted its life cycle, a source in aviation circles told Itar-Tass.
"The plane Yak-42D had been in operation since 1993," the source said. He added that by the moment of the crash the plane had been in use for 18 years and spent over 20 thousand hours in the air, less than its life cycle allows for.”
According to the source, the plane was built at the Saratov Aviation Plant, where liners of this type were produced in 1979-2002.
According to the latest information available form the Emergency Situations Ministry, on board the Yak-42 there were 45 people, and only two of them were found alive. The plane was carrying the local ice hockey team Locomotive.