The Tu-154 was manufactured in 1984 and the crash was likely caused by the ageing of the aircraft. The aircraft has been phased out by most companies in recent years but remains integral to the Russian military, which is rather callous about the loss of human lives. Due to budgetary constraints, the Russian military could not afford to replace the ageing aircraft which is now dangerous to fly. Between 1970 and January 2011 there have been 110 serious incidents involving the Tu-154.
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Are you seriously saying its treasonous to be sad people died in a plane crash a week before Christmas? Seriously? Because that's bull****.
And yes, these people were noncombatants with negliable value or effect on the war.
It's hard to be particularly mournful. Though, I'll concede that I was far more pleased about the death of the ambassador. This is at least actually tragic, but I still can't help but feel the positive of more loss being inflicted on the Russian state.
There never has been a peace process, but rather an annexation process that used the “peace process” as a facade
The Tu-154 is an old, very old, airframe and technology that dates back to the Soviet era in the late 60's through the 80's. They are equivalent on technology to the US Boeing 727-100 series which was retired by FAA orders in the mid to late 1980's. Airframe fatigue is major factor in many crashes of planes of this age. The video that showed a light in the sky could have been an engine separating from the tail due to airframe failure, or any number of other things like a missile or engine coming apart in mid-flight - any of which could have brought the plane down.
Very sad story. May the passengers and crew rest in peace, and their surviving families and friends have strength to endure.
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