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Plane crash in north-west Russia kills 44

21 June 2011 Last updated at 04:01 BST

Forty-four people have been killed after a plane crashed in northwest Russia while flying from Moscow to the city of Petrozavodsk.

The Tupolev Tu-134, operated by RusAir, crashed and caught fire while attempting to land on a motorway about 1km (0.6 miles) from Petrozavodsk airport.

Steve Rosenberg reports.