Written by Staff Writer
20 Nov, 2013 | 6:59 am
Russian aviation experts say the pilots of a Boeing 737 jet that crashed in Kazan on Sunday carried out a manoeuvre that put the plane into a dive.
During a second attempt to land, the pilots switched to manual control and made a correction when the plane lost speed, the investigators said.
But the jet then nose-dived and crashed on to the tarmac, killing all 50 people on board.The plane is reported to have struck the ground at about 450 km/h hour (280 mph)According to the initial findings, the jet did not have any technical faults.
The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC), a body authorized to investigate civil air incidents in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) comprising former Soviet countries, said that its preliminarily findings were that the crash was caused by pilot error.
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