January 12 2011
The Russian air force has lifted last month's grounding order for its fleet of Tu-95 strategic bombers, RIA Novosti reports.
The ban was imposed after an An-22 Cock transport plane crashed in the Tula region on Dec. 28, killing all 12 on board.
The Tu-95 and An-22 share the Kuznetsov NK-12 turboprop, whose failure was suspected as the cause of the crash, said officials.
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