Aeroflot-Nord Boeing 737-505 plane crash
The Boeing 737 belonging to Aeroflot took off from Moscow, Russia, bound for Perm, Russia, about 800 miles away in the Ural Mountain region. It was
carrying 82 passengers, and 6 crew members. The plane plunged into scrubland and railway tracks on the edge of the city narrowly short of houses. All the
88 people onboard were killed.
The jet had lost communication at the height of 1,100 metres (3,600 feet) as it approached Perm airport and disappeared from air traffic controllers' radar. At that moment, the Boeing 737 was in difficult weather conditions. The airplane was found within Perm's city limits completely destroyed and on fire. It crashed into an unpopulated area of the city, a few hundred meters from residential buildings. Shattered fragments of the plane were scattered over an area of more than four square kilometres and destroyed a 100-metre section of track used by the Trans-Siberian railway.
One witness described seeing the plane pass over his house before watching in horror as it exploded and sent massive chunks of burning wreckage flying to the ground.