At least 41 people on board a Russian Aeroflot plane were killed after it caught fire while making an emergency landing at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow on Sunday, May 5.
According to television footage, the rear part of the Sukhoi Superjet-100 engulfed in flames while making an emergency landing at the airport.
The video showed passengers jumping from the burning plane onto the runway and staggering across tarmac and grass.
Жесть конечно, ПИЛОТЫ МОЛОДЦЫ РЕСПЕКТ МУЖИКАМ. 78 пассажиров все живы pic.twitter.com/8HkhjwtrxP
— Артем Парсанов (@ArtemPetrovich) May 5, 2019
Russian investigators said that among the dead, there were at least two children.
According to the Moscow region's health minister, Dmitry Matveyev, at least 11 people were injured. Three were rushed to hospitals but they are not in a serious condition.
The airport shared a statement saying that the plane turned back for unspecified technical reasons and attempted to land but it eventually caught fire.
A spokesperson for Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko, said,
Investigators soon will begin interviewing victims, eyewitnesses, airport staff and the airline carrier, as well as other persons responsible for the operation of the aircraft.
Investigators are trying to find what exactly caused the crash.
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