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Putin urges to put air travels safety atop of commercial considerations

(Xinhua)

14:18, September 13, 2011

MOSCOW, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Passengers safety must be the unconditional priority and be superior to any commercial considerations, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday.

"An airline could be big or small, but if it cannot follow the safety requirements, it must be shut down," Putin told a conference on air transportation safety.

"No commercial considerations or development of this industry could be put above the safety considerations," the prime minister said.

Putin ordered the government to draft proposals within two weeks on how to resolve the problem, including improving technical conditions of the planes and airports, upgrading the air traffic controlling systems and better training the crews.

He also asked to equip all the aircraft, both Russian and foreign-made, with the modern controlling systems and to ground those that could not be upgraded.

A YAK-42 passenger plane carrying 45 people crashed last Wednesday after taking off near central Russian city of Yaroslavl, killing 44 people aboard.

After the accident, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited the crash site and ordered the government to improve the country's air industry safety.

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