Russian authorities withdrew the air operators certificate (AOC) for Makhachkala-based Dagestan Airlines (N2). According to Rosaviatsia, Russia’s Dept. of Aviation/Ministry of Transport, the decision was based on unsatisfactory safety performance and financial problems. On Dec. 4, 2010, a N2 Tu-154M crashed while attempting to land at Moscow Domodedovo, killing two people and injuring 78 (ATW Daily News, Dec. 7, 2010). The investigation revealed shortcomings in N2’s fleet ...

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