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Four killed when Russian airliner crash lands

A plane wreckage is seen next to a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on Saturday, killing four of the eight crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A plane wreckage is seen next to a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on...more

A plane wreckage is seen next to a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on Saturday, killing four of the eight crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on Saturday, killing four of the eight crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on...more

A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on Saturday, killing four of the eight crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board...more

A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board...more

A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Watermarked from source. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Watermarked from source. REUTERS/Alexander...more

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Watermarked from source. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout
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Rescue workers investigate a plane wreckage on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road.REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Rescue workers investigate a plane wreckage on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12...more

Rescue workers investigate a plane wreckage on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road.REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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Rescue workers investigate a plane wreckage on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Rescue workers investigate a plane wreckage on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12...more

Rescue workers investigate a plane wreckage on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A plane wreckage is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

A plane wreckage is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and...more

A plane wreckage is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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A plane wreckage is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A plane wreckage is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and...more

A plane wreckage is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A plane wreckage is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky

A plane wreckage is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and...more

A plane wreckage is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky
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A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on Saturday, killing four of the eight crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on...more

A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on Saturday, killing four of the eight crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on Saturday, killing four of the eight crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on...more

A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on Saturday, killing four of the eight crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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A plane wreckage is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky

A plane wreckage is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and...more

A plane wreckage is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky
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A plane wreckage is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky

A plane wreckage is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and...more

A plane wreckage is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky
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A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Watermarked from source. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Watermarked from source. REUTERS/Alexander...more

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Watermarked from source. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout
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A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Watermarked from source. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Watermarked from source. REUTERS/Alexander...more

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Watermarked from source. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout
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A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Watermarked from source. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Watermarked from source. REUTERS/Alexander...more

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Watermarked from source. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout
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A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on Saturday, killing four of the eight crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on...more

A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on Saturday, killing four of the eight crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout
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A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout
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A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout
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A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout

A wreckage of a plane is seen on a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian jet went off a runway and split into three pieces after landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. REUTERS/Alexander Usoltsev/Handout
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A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board...more

A plane wreckage is removed from a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner split into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow on Saturday, killing four of the 12 crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A plane wreckage is seen next to a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on Saturday, killing four of the eight crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A plane wreckage is seen next to a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on...more

A plane wreckage is seen next to a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo airport December 29, 2012. A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on Saturday, killing four of the eight crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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