Coincidence, my eye.
The Russians have been dealing with horrific terrorism for years. Now they get a 9/11 of their own.
(CNN) -- Two planes have disappeared from radar nearly simultaneously in separate incidents in Russia Tuesday night, and one was confirmed to have crashed, the Russian Emergency Ministry said.
A passenger jet carrying 34 passengers and eight crew members in the Tula region crashed about 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Moscow, the ministry said.
Witnesses reported seeing the plane explode before it crashed, the Russian news agency Interfax reported.I suppose a perp pool would be silly.
UPDATE: Moscow investigators report that there is, as yet, no evidence of terrorism in these crashes, even though it was earlier reported that one of the aircraft transmitted a 'hijack signal.' As one of my commenters reminds me, Aeroflot doesn't exactly have a stellar airline safety record.
More information is sure to follow after the black boxes are examined. The information may even be accurately and fully revealed (this is still Russia we're talking about).
UPDATE: The aircraft belonged to Sibir Airlines and Volga-Aviaexpress rather than to Aeroflot, but those may be just offshoots of Aeroflot. The aircraft belonged to Aeroflot at one time, obviously.