American Killed in Russian Plane Crash Identified

The only American killed in a fiery plane crash in Russia Sunday was a recent Colorado College graduate. 

Jeremy Brooks of Santa Fe was remembered as a fly-fishing expert. 

The 22-year-old was on his way to serve as a fishing guide in northwest Russia. 

The Russian airliner that took off Sunday from Moscow was airborne for 28 minutes before returning for an emergency landing while still heavy with unburned fuel, which then ignited after a rough touchdown.

Flames quickly engulfed the aircraft, killing 41 of 78 people aboard.

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