Russian investigators examining the crash of a UTair (UT) ATR 72-200 in Siberia have reversed earlier statements that icing was not considered a factor and now say they are looking into that possibility. The aircraft crashed Monday morning shortly after takeoff from Tyumen on its way to Surgut, killing 31 of the 43 people aboard (ATW Daily News, April 2). According to Russian news agency RIA Novosti, Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said Wednesday, “At this ...

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