Russian Airbus had 'technical fault'

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The Independent Online
A technical breakdown could have caused last week's crash of a Russian-operated Airbus 310 in Siberia, in which all 75 people on board died, the Itar-Tass news agency reported yesterday, AFP reports from Moscow.

Preliminary findings of the investigation into the disaster suggested that a failure of equipment had caused the plane to fall to earth from an altitude of 9,800 metres (32,000 feet).

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