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Airliner crash in Moscow kills four

Published December 30. 2012 4:00AM
Alexander Usoltsev/AP photo
Rescuers work at the site where a plane went off the runway upon landing at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow. A Tu-204 aircraft belonging to Russian airline Red Wings careened off the runway Saturday at Russia's third-busiest airport, broke into pieces and caught fire. At least four people were killed. Officials said there were eight people aboard the Tu-204 that was flying back from the Czech Republic without passengers to its home at Vnukovo. The crash occurred amid snow and winds gusting up to 30 mph.

Rescuers work at the site where a plane went off the runway upon landing at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow. A Tu-204 aircraft belonging to Russian airline Red Wings careened off the runway Saturday at Russia's third-busiest airport, broke into pieces and caught fire. At least four people were killed. Officials said there were eight people aboard the Tu-204 that was flying back from the Czech Republic without passengers to its home at Vnukovo. The crash occurred amid snow and winds gusting up to 30 mph.

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