88 people, including 21 foreigners, have died in one of the worst air crashes in Russian aviation history. The Aeroflot Boeing 737 came down outside Perm, in the central Ural mountains. The plane was flying from Moscow when it lost contact with air traffic control and crashed in flames.
It was carrying 83 passengers, including six children and a baby, and a crew of five. The foreigners were from France, Germany and the United States. No-one was hurt on the ground, but there were no survivors from the plane.
It is the latest accident to blight the Russian airline industry. Last year 33 crashes killed 318 people, raising important safety worries. Critics point to wide differences in pilot training standards, and the often-dilapidated state of Aeroflot planes.