A passenger aircraft belonging to Russian airline, Aeroflot caught fire while crash-landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, after an on-board emergency.
A CCTV footage of how the plane burst into flame has been released and also a video recording from one of the passengers on-board has surfaced online, these clips are available at the bottom of this post.
An early report claimed that 13 people died but so far 41 people have been confirmed dead in the tragedy.
This was how the tragic events unfolded.
- The aircraft involved in the incident was built in 2017
- The plane underwent its most recent maintenance in April.
- Aeroflot flight SU1492 took off from the Sheremetyevo airport on schedule at 17:50 local time (14:50 GMT).
- The flight was bound for the northern Russian city of Murmansk
- The aircraft had 78 people on board, 73 passengers and five crew members.
- The plane was in the air for some 28 minutes when there was an emergency alert.
- The pilots alerted the airport about their decision to turn back and land and then lost radio contact with air traffic control.
- The jet managed to land at the second attempt around 18:30 local time (15:30 GMT).
- The aircraft bounced off the runway and hit the ground hard; the tail of the plane burst into flames.
- While already on the runway, the plane made a sudden sharp turn and came to a stop not far from other planes waiting for takeoff.
- Firefighters arrived at the crash scene in about two minutes.
- People were leaving the plane through emergency exits in its forward section, as the tail was burning. The evacuation took 55 seconds.
- The fire was extinguished within an hour.
- Forty passengers and a crew member died in the tragedy.
- Several people were hospitalized with smoke inhalation injuries and burns. Three were admitted to intensive care upon arriving in hospitals.
- An investigation led by the minister of transport has been launched.
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