According to the interlocutor of the Agency, the pilot decided to plant the plane, which had to withstand extreme loads upon the next attempt.

"Discusses the theory that when trying at the critical moment before boarding leaving for the next lap, the airplane could not sustain limit load taking into account the difficult weather conditions and strong winds that could lead to disaster," — said the source.

"Interfax" it is also known that the airliner was falling from a height of 900 meters at a speed of about 300 kilometers per hour. It is reported that before landing the crew was not issued a distress signal, issues also not mentioned. Source TASS said that the plane "practically nose went into the ground".

As it became known earlier, the pilot tried to land the plane for more than two hours, most other flights decided to sit down at other airports.

The basic version of the investigation, as reported officially, are the error of the crew in conditions of bad flying weather and a technical fault of the aircraft.

As a result of the crash killed 62 people, it was the citizens of nine States. The main phase of search and rescue operations completed, but is planned to finish by 21:00 on 20 March, by the morning of 21 March, the Minister of emergency situations Vladimir Puchkov demanded to open the airport. The flight data recorders found, experts have already started to work with them.