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Moscow plane crash may have been caused by iced speed instruments: probe

AFP  |  Moscow 

Russian experts probing the weekend plane crash outside which killed 71 people said the accident may have been caused by ice on speed probes which led to faulty on the craft's

"A factor in the development of a special situation in the flight could be the wrong data about flight speed on pilots' indicators which was likely due to iced pitot tubes (speed probes) while their heating systems were shut off," said the Russian Interstate Committee which investigates aircraft incidents.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 19:25 IST