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Russian plane hit by missile.

THE chief of the commission investigating the crash of a Russian airliner over the Black Sea said today that the aircraft had been hit by an antiaircraft missile.

The Tu-154 airliner exploded on October 4, killing all 78 people on board, most of them recent Russian immigrants to Israel.

US officials said that the crash had been caused by an S-200 missile fired mistakenly by Ukrainian forces.

Vladimir Rushailo, head of the Russian investigation, said today that the plane had indeed been hit by a missile.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 12, 2001
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