Russia's Interstate Aviation Committee said engine failure was not the cause of last week's fatal Aeroflot Nord 737-500 crash in Perm (ATWOnline, Sept. 16), backing away from comments made shortly after the accident by some government officials that a fire had erupted in one of the engines inflight. "There is no indication of an engine fire or the aircraft breaking up in the air," the committee said in a statement. "Both engines were working until the plane hit the ground." It did not cite a ...

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