MOSCOW — A fiery airliner accident at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport killed 41 individuals, a spokeswoman for Russia’s Investigative Committee says.
The demise toll from Sunday night’s accident was introduced at a briefing early Monday by committee spokeswoman Elena Markovskaya, who mentioned 37 individuals survived.
The hearth aboard the Sukhoi SSJ100 regional jet flown by Russia’s flagship provider Aeroflot broke out after the airplane made a tough emergency touchdown.
Video on Russian tv reveals fireplace bursting from the airplane’s underside because it landed.
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The airport mentioned in an announcement that the airplane, which had taken off from Sheremetyevo Airport for the northern metropolis of Murmansk, turned again for unspecified technical causes and made a tough touchdown that began the hearth.
Some information experiences cited sources as saying the airplane bounced a number of occasions in the course of the touchdown.
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“Investigators quickly will start interviewing victims, eyewitnesses, airport employees and the airline provider, in addition to different individuals chargeable for the operation of the plane,” Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko mentioned.
The SSJ100, often known as the Superjet, is a two-engine regional jet put into service in 2011 with appreciable fanfare as a sign that Russia’s troubled aerospace business was on the rise.
The airplane is basically utilized in Russia as a substitute for outdated Soviet-era plane, but in addition is utilized by airways in different international locations, together with Armenia and Mexico.
That is the second deadly accident involving the airplane. In 2012, an indication flight in Indonesia struck a mountain, killing all 45 aboard.