Edition:
United States
Pictures | Sat Dec 29, 2012 | 3:55pm EST

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
Close
1 / 25
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
Close
2 / 25
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
Close
3 / 25
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
Close
4 / 25
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
Close
5 / 25
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
Close
6 / 25
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
Close
7 / 25
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
Close
8 / 25
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
Close
9 / 25
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
Close
10 / 25
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
Close
11 / 25
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
Close
12 / 25
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
Close
13 / 25
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
Close
14 / 25
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
Close
15 / 25
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
Close
16 / 25
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
Close
17 / 25
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
Close
18 / 25
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
Close
19 / 25
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
Close
20 / 25
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
Close
21 / 25
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
Close
22 / 25
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
Close
23 / 25
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
Close
24 / 25
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
Close
25 / 25

Next Slideshows

Elephant games

The “Elephant Race” kicks off in Nepal, where the mammals take part in a beauty contest and play an exhibition soccer match among other sports.

Dec 28 2012

The Gulf War

A look back at Operation Desert Storm, where U.S. armed forces lead by General Norman Schwarzkopf fought against Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait.

Dec 27 2012

Street life in Aleppo's ruins

The quieter moments in Syria's battle town.

Dec 27 2012

Gift cards for guns

Police traded gift cards for guns during a Los Angeles buyback program, announced as a crime-fighting response to the deadly shooting rampage in Newtown.

Dec 27 2012

MORE IN PICTURES

President Trump's first foreign trip

President Trump's first foreign trip

Donald Trump, on his first overseas trip as president, is on a nine-day journey through the Middle East and Europe.

Philippines battles to retake city from Islamist rebels

Philippines battles to retake city from Islamist rebels

Troops backed by attack helicopters battled dozens of militants linked to the Islamic State group holed up in a besieged city in the southern Philippines.

Obama and Merkel reunite

Obama and Merkel reunite

Former U.S. President Barack Obama meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a discussion on democracy in Berlin, making his first speech in Europe since leaving office.

Victims of Manchester

Victims of Manchester

The names of victims of the Ariana Grande concert bombing in Manchester are starting to emerge, their smiling faces gathered from social media sites.

NATO in the modern world

NATO in the modern world

The missions of the North American Treaty Organization since the Kosovo conflict.

Survivors of Manchester

Survivors of Manchester

The Queen visits patients injured in the Manchester Arena blast at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Taiwan's constitutional court declares that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia.

Unrest on the streets of Brasilia

Unrest on the streets of Brasilia

Anti-government protesters clash with police in the capital of Brazil as leftist parties, unions and other groups demand the resignation of scandal-hit President Michel Temer.

Clashes in Caracas

Clashes in Caracas

Nearly two months of massive anti-government rallies continue in Venezuela as chaos flares across the oil-rich country reeling from economic crisis.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast