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October 24, 2021

Russia plane crash navigator ‘had been drinking’

The navigator of a Russian plane that crashed killing 47 people had been drinking alcohol, investigators say, according to the BBC. The passenger aircraft, a RusAir flight from Moscow, hit a motorway minutes before it was to land at Petrozavodsk airport in June. The navigator had drunk enough alcohol before take-off to make him inattentive as he was instructing the pilot to land, investigators said. But bad weather was also one of several factors in the crash, they said.

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