Dramatic video captures Russian plane crash

Posted at 11:30 AM, Dec 30, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-30 11:30:50-05

(WTVR) - In Russia, new dramatic images of a plane crash have been released.

The video captures the accident the moment a passenger aircraft crashed into a motorway, leaving four dead.

The plane broke into pieces and slid off the runway as it was landing.

Emergency crews say an engine failed while the plane was landing and preliminary findings point to pilot error.

The international air transport association said that Russia and other former Soviet Republics have a plane crash rate three times the world average.