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Last Updated: Friday, 27 August, 2004, 09:57 GMT 10:57 UK
In pictures: Russia planes crash
Emergency Ministry soldiers at site of crash of Tu-134 in the Tula region
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Two Russian Tupolev airliners crashed almost simultaneously on Tuesday, killing all 89 people on board. The planes had both left Moscow's Domodedovo airport.
Wreckage of Russian plane
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They both disappeared from radar screens at about 1900 GMT, coming down in southern Russia.
Relatives waiting for news
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Relatives faced an anxious wait for news of those on board the two flights.
Investigators at one crash site
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Russia held a day of mourning on Thursday for the 89 crash victims as investigators searched the debris.
Tail unit and engines of Sibir carrier [TV grab image from Russian NTV channel]
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One plane sent out a distress signal shortly before vanishing. The Sibir airline said it had been a hijack alert.
Black box found amid wreckage
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Experts are struggling to gather data from the planes' black box flight recorders.
Investigator at scene of Tu-154 crash
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The FSB security service says traces of explosives were found at one of the crash sites.
Security checks at Russian airport
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Security has been stepped up at Russian airports, ahead of Chechen presidential elections on Sunday.


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