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Bad fuel might be cause of Boeing crash in Kazan

November 18, 2013, 10:11 UTC+3

Samples of fuel that was used to fill the jet in Moscow will be taken to conduct a probe

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KAZAN, November 18. /ITAR-TASS/. Not only the pilot’s error and bad weather might have caused the Boeing jet crash in Kazan, but also poor quality of the fuel, according to Deputy Head of Tatarstan’s Investigative Department of the Russian Investigative Committee Marat Zaripov.

“One of the versions is poor quality of the fuel. At present, a direction has been given to take samples of fuel that was used to fill the jet in Moscow. Inquiry of flight operations officers that received the Boeing for landing is currently underway.”

According to initial inquiries’ results, the direct cause of the crash might have been wing contact with the ground while the missed approach procedure since the jet didn’t reach the necessary altitude and speed. The Boeing fell in 150 meters from the air strip. According to Zaripov, the plane’s wreck were thrown about on a square of 500x500 meters.

According to the representative of the Investigation Department, in the past year, the aircraft operated by Tatarstan Airlines since 2008 had also experienced problems.

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