A young boy who was severely injured in a plane crash in northwestern Russia has died, bringing the toll in the country’s worst air disaster in over a year to 45, emergency officials said on Wednesday.
Anton Terekhin died yesterday overnight in a hospital in Petrozavodsk, the regional branch of the Emergency Situations Ministry said on its website.
He was the youngest of eight people who escaped alive from the wreckage of a Tupolev Tu-134 jet that crashed late on Monday while trying to land in fog at the airport outside Petrozavodsk, in the Karelia province 700 km (430 miles) northwest of Moscow.
8 of the 52 people on board of the Tupolev Tu-134 survived the accident occurred on Monday night. The Russian authorities handled the human factor as a possible cause of the accident, which might be related to pilot error when landing or airport personnel to ensure the lighting in thick fog conditions. (FO)