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Wednesday, 4 July, 2001, 14:29 GMT 15:29 UK
In pictures: Russia plane crash
All 145 people on board a Russian airliner have been killed in a crash near Irkutsk, in western Siberia.

The aircraft - a Tupolev 154 - crashed near Irkutsk, after a third attempt to land for refuelling.

View from above of the crash site
The Tupolev 154 crashed while making a third attempt at landing

Tail of the Vladivostokavia airliner
The plane was broken up on impact

Russian special militia forces at the crash site
Rescuers arrived to find that the plane was burning

Recovering bodies after the crash
None of the 145 passengers and crew on board the aircraft survived

Relatives arriving at Vladivostok airport
Distraught relatives are being sent to the scene to identify their loved ones

Landing gear of the crashed Tupolev 154
Investigators are at the crash site to determine what caused the tragedy

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