According to different sources, from 57 to 93 people were on board of a TU-154 passenger liner that clashed against Boeing-757 over Germany 120 kilometers to the south of Stuttgart, press-service of Russia’s EMERCOM informed Tuesday.
The EMERCOM press-service informs, the airliner belonged to Bashkirian Airlines .
At the same time, co-director of the Domodedovo airport in Russia told RIA Novosti, the liner followed the route #2937. It was a charter flight starting from Domodedovo at 10:48 p.m. Moscow time. The source informs, the tragedy occurred at 1:45 a.m. Moscow time Monday.
According to provisional estimates, at least 70 people died.
Translated by Maria Gousseva
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