The RIA Novosti news agency reported Monday that the Russian Investigation Committee said "technical failure or violation of fire safety rules" could be the likely causes of a Jan. 1 engine fire and explosion aboard a Kogalymavia Airlines Tu-154B-2 as it taxied for takeoff Jan. 1 at Surgut in Russia. The fire destroyed the jet, killing three and injuring 39. The jet, registered RA-85588, was heading to Moscow Domodedovo carrying 116 passengers and eight crew members. According ...

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