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Inquiry after Russian plane falters during test

Russian aviation authorities have launched an investigation after amateur footage circulated showing a Tupolev aircraft veering through the sky.

The footage shows a Tu-154 aircraft flying erratically at low altitude, before pilots managed to land it after two attempts.

The plane had not been flown for up to 10 years, and it was apparently being flown to a repair centre from Chkalovsky airfield near Moscow, on 29 April.

Kasia Madera reports.

  • 04 May 2011
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