Tatarstan Airlines fires chief executive

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Russian carrier Tatarstan Airlines' chief executive has been sacked, two weeks after a fatal accident involving one of the carrier's aircraft.

While the Tatarstan regional transport ministry confirms that Aksan Giniyatullin has been fired by the airline's board, it has not given a specific reason.

But the decision follows the loss of a Boeing 737-500 on 17 November as it attempted to land at Kazan. None of the 50 occupants survived.

Tatarstan's ministry has not identified a successor to Giniyatullin.