Russian probe: plane crash that killed 50 due to faulty pilot maneuvers, too steep ascent

  • Article by: JIM HEINTZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 19, 2013 - 1:05 PM

MOSCOW — The pilots of a Boeing 737 that plunged into the ground at Kazan airport lost speed in a steep climb then overcompensated and sent the plane into a near-vertical dive, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by Russian aviation experts. All 50 people aboard were killed.

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