Russia's Interstate Aviation Committee has determined that the explosion that caused a fire aboard a Kogalymavia Airlines Tu-154B-2 as it taxied for takeoff Jan. 1 at Surgut did not occur in any of the aircraft's three Kuznetsov NK-8-2U engines, Associated Press reported, citing Russian media. The conclusion contradicts widespread initial reports that an engine fire was responsible for the accident, which killed three passengers and severely injured several others (ATW Daily ...

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