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MOSCOW - Four people were killed when a Russian jet from Red Wings Airlines overshot the highway at a Moscow airport and crashed on a nearby highway. 

The Tupolev Tu-204 jet was empty of passengers, and was just carrying eight crewmembers according to the AFP. “Four crewmembers were killed and four more were injured,” said the Russian interior ministry in a statement. The Interfax news agency said both pilots were among the dead.

Red Wings is owned by Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev, who also owns The Independent newspaper in Britain.

Watch the incredible video shot by a motorist who came in very close contact with the jet as it crashed: