Transcript for Russian Jet Crash Caught on Tape
overseas, a dangerous crash landing in moscow. Skidding off the runway and coming close to a crowded highway. The jet breaking into pieces. Four people onboard killed. Abc is in moscow tonight. Reporter: The flight was attempting to land at moscow airport when it overshot the runway. Broke through a barrier fence and finally skidded to a stop on the edge of a highway, the plane broke into three pieces and burst into flames. Witnesses rushed to pull survivors from the wreckage. The russian-made plane was flying back from the czech republic with no passengers and just eight crew members onboard. Officials said four of them were killed including the pilot. The other four were seriously injured. The death toll could have been even worse, that's plane behind me and this is major highwa if the plane went a few yards further it would have slammed into traffic. Russia's air fatality rate is three times higher than the world average. Investigation has been opened into today's crash. But some officials have suggested that pilot error was to blame. Abc news, moscow.
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