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In a plane crash in Madrid killed 146 people

August 20 2008

Airplane MD-82 Spanish airline Spaneyr, heading from Madrid to the city of Las Palmas (Gran Canaria Island) crashed at the airport in the Spanish capital.

This catastrophe has already called the most serious in the Spanish civil aviation since 1985. Spanish authorities confirmed the death of 146 people. In hospitals, there are 26 survivors. Total on board were 178 people, including nine crew members, according to RIA Novosti .

Expressed condolences to the people of Spain Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev. "With the sorrow that I learned about a plane crash at the airport of Madrid, which caused many casualties. Please convey condolences to the bereaved families and wishes speedy recovery to the victims" - the text of the telegram to the President of Russian Federation Kremlin press service.

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