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EDITORIAL: Russia’s Very, Very Unfriendly Skies


Russia’s Very, Very Unfriendly Skies

A wise man never flies Russia's most unfriendly skies!

The month of June proved to be one of the worst and most humiliating in the history of Russian aviation. Unfriendly skies? Call them downright hostile!

First, a TU-134 airliner crashed while attempting to land near Petrozavodsk, killing all of its nearly four dozen passengers.  This model drops out of the sky with metronomic regularity, and Russia was soon ordering it out of service.  But this could only leave all intelligent people wondering:  Why did Russia wait so long?

It was only the beginning, though.

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