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every thursday on the alex i'm unsure and i'll be speaking to us from the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you then. most likely to be the new. breaking news here on our team to national forty one people were killed off the plane burst into flames during an emergency landing in moscow there were seventy eight passengers and crew on board. the russian president and prime minister expressed their condolences to the families of the victims there are thirty seven survivors though many of. these really prime minister to carry on
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a campaign of airstrikes targeting hamas positions in gaza as a major flare up of cross border violence continues for a second day. at the venezuelan and russian the foreign ministers discussed the u.s. threats of military force after an attempted coup. failed. thanks for joining us on this program where we start at the top of the hour with the tragedy of moscow's biggest airports forty one people have been confirmed dead after a plane fire which happened on sunday evening there were seventy eight passengers and crew in total on board that aircraft which was due to flood tomorrow months going to go far north the jets burst into flames during an emergency landing shortly after takeoff and we should warn you the following.
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was. shooting she. she she. did it down to a yes. let's cross live al she also easy or stop who is out to show me at the airport eagle you've been there throughout the day covering the story what's the latest all know
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what's been a devastating a fire on the runway. well dan well after midnight the officials have finally decided to come out and update us journalists as to what the latest has been when it comes to this tragedy i mean the most important bit we've heard from the russia's investigative committee confirming the official number of those deceased in the tragedy and that number is forty one and here is the latest as to what the representative of russia's investigative committee had to say have a listen. that down in miami and the rescue operation has ended and the investigative committees continue to work at the scene of the accident so this is a chairman airport response with play all of the injured received demitted medical assistance out of seventy eight passengers and crew onboard thirty seven savant and forty one have died. now also we've been handed out official lists of those
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who survived this tragedy i mean this is what the local like it is just russian names and the numeration just to give us an idea as to how many made it out alive and the figure is well twenty eight people have been well more or less on harmed judging by this list and at least five people have had to be taken to hospital to receive medical attention we've heard from russia's health minister is what she said. that she was there when it was most of the summer the suffered from burns gas inhalation or other injuries all medical services who responded quickly. now we've also heard from the official representative of the floor of the company operating this sukhoi superjet who said that the evacuation was done in the well under the probe protocol time that was about fifty five seconds while the protocol time the acceptable time to evacuate all passengers in case of
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a. emergency of this kind is ninety seconds now when it comes to what happened on board here's the understanding of the timeline we have so far the super super jet operated by air flow it took off from sheremetyevo airport and shortly after that apparently was had by a lightning now we were getting this information from at least two sources one attributing an unconfirmed report can attribute in this information to the flight crew and another one we talked to one of the passengers who does seem to recall a white bright flashes that he went out and then apparently the crew decided to make a turn around and landed back at the sheremetyevo airport now apparently event lightning strike sent all the communications systems offline so the crew had no contact with the ground and this partially explains mean if this is true this is this partially
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explains what happened next no mind that all of that was happening thirty to forty minutes after takeoff which means that the fuel tanks of the super super jets were full and not these not boeing's not era buses they're not designed to a landed this heavy on fuel so the procedure is to burn out to circle around the city to burn out the excess fuel why they didn't happened probably because the crew was going in blind they had no directions from the ground so the aircraft attempted an emergency landing which turned into a crash landing so the aircraft did hit the tarmac at least twice it could be deplaned couldn't land from the first attempt so we hoped all from the ground and then one to back again harder this time and that's one apparently the shasta's they went into the fuel tanks and remember plenty of fuel too because the blaze and all
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the pictures of the. crofter running along the tarmac with all of its tail set ablaze now we've heard from some of the witnesses from some of the people who saw the tragedy unfold have a listen. it was quite unexpected we had a flight to you catherine went to the gate a little earlier so as not to be late so we certainly had the window i just turned my head and all of a sudden i saw the burning plane with huge plumes of black smoke forces arrived at the scene within two minutes they started fighting the fire they didn't show signs of panic as the plane was too close to those that were waiting on the runways we didn't know it was landing it looked like it was just fifty meters from the nearest aircraft this should be this plane was landing engulfed in a terrible fire firefighters were quickly on the scene but i couldn't see being evacuated from where i was in the terminal you learned about the tragedy in the
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media and immediately went to the airport hoping to get information about a friend who was on the plane it's very hard for people waiting to hear the fate of their loved ones but everyone is trying to hope for the best. now i am at the sure image of a port and if you just look behind me and here is the security service the security service of the share major airport but if you just turn around the corner that's where the relatives and the friends of those passengers who were on board of that flight have been gathered and apparently there's like a whole center established there are designed to help them cope with what happened today basically emergency ministries. is excuse me psychologists are working with them as of now now when it comes to this airport i mean again take a nother look behind me it's just the security services and i don't know if you can hear if you can see them but it's t.v.
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crews very very few. you passages here it doesn't look anything like the major hole but it normally is a major major area of moscow so that's because this right after the tragedy this. was shut down with only one emergency runway left operational so it means that all of the inbound flights to this airport had to be handled handled elsewhere for instance three other russian airports they have been trying to help out and to take some of the load over the sheremetyevo airport but of course they can't take all the planes so some of them as we heard on speakers the announcements some of them were landed in other russian cities like surat of or petersburg others landed even abroad like in minsk belarus or in helsinki finland so all of that all of that is going on while the mergence the services and are stationed out there
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we have at least two ambulances still out there outside the system and all ready to provide. ready to provide their services or to anyone who might require them we've seen motorcades of all sorts of official vehicles from medics to to the investigative committee to the security services of flocking in rolling into this airport all of that while the investigators are still examining the site from what we can understand and just trying to determine the cause of the tragedy lattimer putin has been briefed on this and he's demanded of swift and fair results swift and clear results from this from this investigation all of that while the investigators are working on site and talking to the relatives friends and passengers. indeed such a dramatic scene there so shocking to see them. but what shall believe as an
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incident of of this scale since probably late soviet times there. obviously people waiting to see what happened the investigators hopefully giving shedding some light on that egos down of there with the latest from moscow sheremetyevo airport. the. one hundred is a short to medium range passenger liner the plane involved in this tragedy was built in twenty seventeen it has a capacity of eighty eight passengers its range is usually around four hundred thousand kilometers there are one hundred eighty six planes of the same model currently in service with various airlines we can cross live now to aviation attorney and pilot of the ball get some more info on this thanks for joining us now from the information that is available so far what you think may have happened we've heard all these speculation about an air strike or engine failure of that sort of double double landing of the crash of crash landing which caused the tanks to explode. what can we got of from what we've seen so far. first i looked at the
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radar around moscow for within one hundred miles and there was no thunderstorm that could have generated a lightning strike so i dispel the lightning strike idea as being the source of the problem if there were an electrical problem with the airplane it caused the crew to want to make an emergency landing and there is a video of that landing and i can tell you that as a pilot it was very unstable meaning it was very fast the airplane was pitching up and down and it hit the ground first very hard and then it balanced probably one hundred feet high and then hit the ground really hard it was no sign of a fire the first time it hit the ground the fire broke out when the landing gear was forced to the fuel tanks from the impact of the second landing and that fire
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started when the back of the airplane was sliding across the ground the result of that was this huge fire from few all engulfed the rear of the airplane so one question it arises in my mind is first what was the problem and secondly why was the approach so unstable and so fast and thirdly was the electrical problem that the airplane appears to have had in that affect the flight controls because this is an airplane that has purely a lecture flight controls it's there's no mechanical connection between the cockpit and the flight controls so if you have a a large electrical anomaly in the airplane it could explain this entire accident i just want to touch upon something you might see in that which is the explosion of the fuel tanks on the landing as our correspondent there in the airport and. normally as far as we understand a plane before attempting
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a crash landing would dump as much fuel as. possible by cycling at the airport you know that the runway will be clear for the pilots to talk about through a mayday signal that didn't happen this time around did it can you think of any reasons why the potus would have gone straight away without butting some to fuel knowing the risks involved with course there's always a risk if you have an emergency landing if the tanks are full of fuel however there is another risk and that is if you're circling for hours and hours to burn off the fuel you don't know how much worse the problem can become and so the flight crew has to make a difficult decision do and land right away now if they think they can make a normal landing albeit an emergency then the fact that the tanks are full doesn't really matter unfortunately it was the second impact that cause these fuel tanks to be breached and the real question in my mind is why was the approach so unstable meaning a stable approach means only correct speed flaps down landing gear down
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and if that's stable then the airplane should have been able to land even though it was an emergency landing if however the flight controls were compromised meaning there was an electrical failure that made the the airplane difficult to control that would explain everything and that would also explain why the crew chose to land with the tanks. more full than they will exhibit. i just want to talk a bit about the the jet in question that the savoy superjet we have had obviously incidents with boeing recently with a crash in a knees in africa that was blamed on the problems with that the specific new jet that with the. landing system that kept to those going down the pilot's fighting is that some sort of out with a new plane this jet is also very new it's unlikely that obviously you know
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something could have gotten wrong because of its age because of its condition will lead to investigation now into the control systems electronics as we saw in the boeing crashes there which will look into you know why the pockets were losing control of the plane in this situation absolutely the remember these airplanes all have to. call black boxes they're not their orange one is called the flight data recorder it records hundreds and hundreds of important parameters of information about the airplane and the second is the cockpit voice recorder that records the communications between the two pilots and also between the ground and the pilots you put all that information together and it shows you what the problems were likely to have been that have caused the course of the pilots to want to make an emergency landing and make it sooner rather than later i'm just looking at the some photos although the plane on the runway is still there the tail section. you know
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is damaged beyond recognition as is a large part of the plane do you think given the commission of a plane that's going to complicate the investigators tosk into looking into exactly what happened here or will those books as you mentioned give the full spectrum of data they need. generally the boxes that are fireproof and impact proof generally they'll survive even something as apparently. as horrible as the rear portion of this aircraft suffered so i would think that the data will come out and the information will come out if it were an electrical anomaly it'll show if it were control problem because of the electrical anomaly it will show and also the communications between the flight crew discussing what was happening and and what steps they need to take will amplify and further explain what happened like so much
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for that patient italian pilot the volt thanks today for your expert expert insight on that story. now we'll keep you updated on this developing incident here not international of course you can also get full details social media reaction videos and photos at dot com as well. israeli airstrikes on the gaza strip of now killed twenty three people that's according to the palestinian media reports that as israel claims four of its civilians have died following a massive barrels of rockets fired from palestinian territory the sudden spike in violence between the two neighboring states has now seen two days of missiles being exchanged.
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you can see the impact of the windows from the trucks from outside the previous flight as a result of the explosion. of the i.d.f. also claims a prominent hamas leader was killed as the result of a strike his car was reportedly hit by rockets in an attack which also claimed a number of other lives amassed claims the idea for killing two pregnant women that a toddler whether tel aviv denies those claims amid the sudden escalation of violence between the two states here's what locals from both sides had to say about the flare up. but there was a lot of bombing in the neighborhood to work back to a lot of this street scene was indescribably people were afraid in terror fight he
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ran in and everyone was looking for their children nobody was able to see others and after the first truck it hit everyone started screaming children and adults when the building collapsed nobody was able to see one another and you know they learn to leave it to those big of the meat to the generals that know the situation to do what they know you know we can do is to cross our fingers and that they will succeed i mean we're not call many more we do trust the army we do hope benjamin netanyahu will take care of it but we are really worried from the rockets the bombardment of rockets from the gaza strip began on saturday morning several residential areas were hit mostly in the south of israel with multiple sites in palestine also targeted in which later the strikes were clear has more details. it's radius strikes continue to bombard gaza the israeli say that they targeting hamas and islamic jihad targets but among the offices that have been hit was the
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headquarters belonging to the took a show state run media agency now the turkish president added one has slammed the incident and no doubt this will increase tensions between israel and turkey at the same time israel has resumed its policy of targeted assassinations killing the person responsible in the gaza strip for distributing the rainy and funds that are donated to gaza this comes as israel saw on sunday its deadliest day in terms of casualties since the last israel gaza war back in two thousand and fourteen the south of the country is in a state of high lives businesses and schools will remain closed on monday and ways it is have been ordered to remain inside the bomb shelters here in tel aviv where i am with the some eighty kilometers to the north the municipality has open public bomb shelters and this comes as hamas creighton's that if israel doesn't stop what it says is its aggression it will target tel aviv in the coming hours now we do
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expect to see some kind of mediation efforts conducted by egypt in the coming hours this comes as israel stops fuel supplies to the gaza strip now this will have a diary faked on electricity inside the gaza don't forget that on monday morning the holy month of ramadan begins and for gazans this is reminiscent of the last gaza wall which saw a large pot of the wall happening during the month of ramadan on sunday night an israeli security cabinet meeting wrapped up with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu telling the i.d.f. soldiers to keep up their attacks. this morning i instructed the i.d.f. to continue its in terms of turning against terror targets in the gaza strip and to experiment its presence surrounding the gaza strip with a. forces artillery and troops we are operating and we will continue to do so to restore peace and security to residents in the south of the country and all of this
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common eights on the fourteenth of may with the us vision song faced a full way some twenty thousand tourists are expected to arrive in the country the festival will be held here in tel aviv so every very very tense situation here on both sides of the border coming as the united nations envoy to the region urges calm and cause on both sides to may down. i condemn the continuing to give look at from gaza anough palestinian israeli lives have been lost people injured houses damaged and destroyed it is time to deescalate and return to the understanding is that the past few months before it's too late journalist robbie oh my god a political analyst mitchell barak gave us their views on the latest escalation between israel and gaza. both the hamas and islamic jihad are are excellent in using human shields you know launching their operations from schools and from apartment buildings and from civilian centers and hoping that the israelis will not
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retaliate or that the israelis will be concerned with possible civilian casualties every civilian casualty is certainly a tragedy but the state of israel has to protect its citizens and has to protect its borders and for that some very very serious measures are being taken against the military infrastructure in gaza the government of gaza is the hamas it's a terror organization it's defined as a terror organization by both the united by both the european union and united states and against a terror organization everything goes so they keep testing israel along the way how many rockets can they fire how many civilian israelis can be killed before israel does something but israel has fully clean hands in this endeavor and will continue to pummel gaza and to destroy any terrorist infrastructure hopefully no civilians will be killed in the process but israel is protecting its population this is something that is. intensely and drab and lee in the region of the time being
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and this could in laws into a larger scale attack by the israelis and intensity of will be seen between the two sides but you know is that israeli israeli air strikes and israeli attacks on the gaza strip have been used to be march more intense much more brutal a much more rust in this against the palestinians israel has the most sophisticated army and the world the more sophisticated weaponry pinpoint attacks being carried out by israel for the time being and israel you. this is a very sophisticated technology military technology to attack palestinians the casualties among palestinians are very high and the palestinians are paying a very high price for restrikes an israeli tank shelling against gaza that is
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ongoing saw there is some kind of disproportionate disproportionate. scale there's a proportionate of attacks by palestinians and israel is. just a recap of the tragedy of moscow's biggest airports forty one people have been confirmed dead after a plane caught fire on the runway at sheremetyevo that's about eight hours ago seventy eight passengers and crew on board the egypt burst into flames during an emergency landing we should warn you the following video of the fire is the stress .
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the feet. feet. like to be a yes. these super jet plane operated but after all it was due to fly to murmansk that's in the far north of russia but soon after takeoff the crew sent a distress signal the plane returned to the airport and made a hard landing striking the runway several times the fuel tank burst into flames suddenly entire rear section was destroyed there are thirty seven confirmed survivors many of whom are being treated for smoke inhalation injuries and keep you updated on this developing story here on out international and of course on t. dot com.
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we do have some news just coming in from eastern libya where forces of reclaim are claiming to have destroyed the headquarters of the u.n. backed government in tripoli that's according to a statement from the libyan national army which is of course by general highly for hafta this follows several weeks of fighting around tripoli since pledged to take over the capital and the country's been split between two rival governments based in tripoli in the west and tobruk in the east twenty eleven of prizing and intervention well as the headlines for this hour join us again in thirty minutes for the latest here on r.t. international. join me every thursday on the elec simon chill and i'll be speaking to guest of the
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