Lethal emergency touchdown as flame-engulfed airliner carrying 78 individuals slams into Moscow runway.
Russian President Vladimir Putin orders ‘thorough investigation’
Only ‘37 out of 78 survived’ Superjet-100 crash-landing & fire
Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 involved in a serious incident during during an emergency landing
Forty-one individuals had been killed when a Russian passenger airplane made a fiery crash-landing Sunday at a Moscow airport, mentioned Elena Markovskaya, a member of the nation’s Investigative Committee.
Two kids are among the many useless, in line with the committee.
The Russian Superjet 100 was flying from Moscow to Murmansk when a hearth broke out on board. Aeroflot Flight SU1492 returned to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, making a tough touchdown, information company Interfax reported.
Thirty-seven individuals survived, Markovskaya instructed reporters at Sheremetyevo Airport. 5 survivors are hospitalized, she mentioned.
The airplane had 73 passengers and 5 crew members on board. Russian state information company TASS reported.
Movies on social media present the airplane engulfed in flames on the tarmac and other people evacuating via emergency slides.
A passenger in a airplane ready to depart Moscow posted this video on Instagram.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been knowledgeable of the fiery emergency touchdown of the Aeroflot jet in Moscow and has ordered a “thorough investigation,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov instructed TASS.
“All directions have been given to conduct probably the most thorough investigation, [to carry out] the required orders to search out out the reason for this accident,” mentioned Peskov, in line with TASS.
Aeroflot, the unofficial nationwide airline of Russia, confirmed that the hearth occurred however hasn’t commented but on casualties.
Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a prison probe into the incident, it mentioned on its web site. The committee routinely conducts investigations into main incidents with lack of life.
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