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Duma to hear report on Yak-42 air crash

September 09, 2011, 11:45 UTC+3
The Yak-42 plane crashed on September 7 soon after the take-off at the airport of Yaroslavl
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MOSCOW, September 9 (Itar-Tass) - The State Duma will hear a report of Minister of Transport Igor Levitin on the air crash of the Yak-42 plane near Yaroslavl. A corresponding resolution was adopted on Friday.

“We may invite him to make a report at the next plenary meeting, on September 20,” said Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov. He called attention to the fact that previously Levitin’s report at the Duma had been scheduled for October 19, but now the MPs wish to here it a month earlier.

Responding to the question of a MP about a possibility of the creation of a parliamentary commission for investigating the air crash, Gryzlov reminded that he had spoken on Thursday about the decision to create a group for analysing all aspects of the air crash near Yaroslavl. “I have already asked about it Vladimir Vasiliev (head of the Duma committee for security), who was a deputy to the Duma from the Yaroslavl Region. He has joined the work already,” he said. Gryzlov suggested that they should consider a possibility of the creation of such a commission. He believes it is quite probable that a corresponding resolution will be adopted on September 20, the day when Levitin is going to address the Duma.

The Yak-42 plane crashed on September 7 soon after the take-off at the airport of Yaroslavl. It had on board the Locomotive ice hockey team, which was going to Belarus to play against Dynamo Minsk. Only two people survived out of 45 - Alexander Galimov, an ice hockey player, and Alexander Sizov, an air steward. They were both taken to Moscow hospitals.

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