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‘Many Questions To Be Answered’ About Boeing 737 Tragedy In Kazan

Aviation Law Expert Reveals Concerns Over Crash Which Claimed Lives Of 50 People


An aviation law expert has called on authorities in Russia to work quickly and thoroughly to address the “many questions” raised by the Boeing 737 crash close to Kazan yesterday  (17 November) which claimed the lives of 50 people including a British woman.

Donna Bull, 53, was one of 44 passengers on board the Tatarstan Airlines flight from Moscow which came down around 19:25 local time and reportedly exploded on impact. The six crewmembers on the flight were also killed in the incident.

Mrs Bull worked at Bellersby College in Cambridge and was travelling to Kazan with a colleague on a work trip. The company who runs the site said she was “a very popular and well respected member of staff”. The Foreign Office in the UK have confirmed the death and stated it was provided consular assistance at this time.

Authorities in Russia are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash and are believed to be assessing a range of factors, including whether a crew error, technical fault or weather conditions at the time of the flight may have played some part in the incident.