Russian plane crash: CCTV of aircraft explosion
The plane that crashed in Russia on Sunday rapidly lost speed and as it was attempting a second landing at Kazan airport, preliminary analysis of the flight recorder has shown. The plane then nosedived to the ground, killing all 50 people on board.
Forensic analysis indicates a technical failure as the likely cause of the deadly incident, Interfax reported, citing a source familiar with the investigation. “Not everything went smoothly. There were technical difficulties minutes before the crash, just before the second landing attempt,” the source said.
The source said that the results are preliminary and would not comment on the nature of the problems. He said, however, that apparently the plane lost much of its speed and stalled, which explained the nosedive seen on video footage taken by security cameras on the ground.
The data was recovered from the parametric flight recorder discovered at the crash site.