The World : Soviet Jet Crash Reported

A Soviet airliner crashed last Friday near the Minsk airport after taking off for Leningrad, a newspaper published in the area reported. It did not report the number killed in the crash, but the plane, a twin-engine TU-134, can carry 80 passengers, and Soviet domestic flights usually are fully booked. The Soviet media rarely announce plane crashes, and the fact that this one was publicized suggests that foreigners or high Soviet officials were aboard.

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