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44 killed in Russian passenger jet crash

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian news agencies are reporting 44 people have been killed in a passenger jet crash in northwestern Russia.

RIA Novosti and ITAR-Tass are citing Emergencies Ministry officials as saying the plane crash-landed on a highway en route to the city of Petrozavodsk from Moscow. They say the Russian-made Tu-134 jet landed a few hundred yards (meters) short of the runway.

They say eight people who survived the crash are in critical condition in hospital. Earlier reports put the toll at 40.

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