41 feared dead after Russian passenger plane crash-lands in Moscow
MOSCOW: Forty-one people on board a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane were killed on Sunday, including two children, after the aircraft caught fire as it made a bumpy emergency landing at a Moscow airport, Russian investigators said.
Television footage showed the Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash bouncing along the tarmac at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport before the rear part of the plane suddenly burst into flames.
Many passengers on board SU 1492 then escaped via the plane's emergency slides that inflated after the hard landing.
The plane, which had been flying from Moscow to the northern Russian city of Murmansk, had been carrying 73 passengers and five crew members, Russia's aviation watchdog said.
Svetlana Petrenko, a spokeswoman for Russia's Investigative Committee, said in a statement that only 37 out of 78 people on board had survived, meaning 41 people had lost their lives.
No official cause has been given for the disaster.
The Investigative Committee said it had opened an investigation and was looking into whether the pilots had breached air safety rules.
Some passengers blamed bad weather and lightning.
"We took off and then lightning struck the plane," the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily cited one surviving passenger, Pyotr Egorov, as saying.
"The plane turned back and there was a hard landing. We were so scared, we almost lost consciousness. The plane jumped down the landing strip like a grasshopper and then caught fire on the ground."
State TV broadcast mobile phone footage shot by another passenger in which people could be heard screaming.
President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev expressed their condolences and ordered investigators to establish what had happened.
The Interfax news agency cited an unnamed "informed source" as saying the evacuation of the plane had been delayed by some passengers insisting on collecting their hand luggage first.
Russian news agencies reported that injured passengers were being treated in hospitals.
Russian news agencies reported that the plane had been produced in 2017 and had been serviced as recently as April this year.
A Sukhoi Superjet crashed in Indonesia in 2012, killing all 45 people on board in an accident blamed on human error.
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Neerav • 6 hours ago
I'm actually amused to find no mention of Modi by either sides so far in the comments section...
dySuan • 8 hours ago
Russia is an underdeveloped country like Pakistan and Bangladesh ... Pilots are not well trained ...
dySuan • 7 hours ago
This is exactly how the Hira Mandi air force fighter jets crash one every week. Hira mandi is an illiterate ultra modern country.
Tarun • Kochi • 11 hours ago
Still Airplane is safest way of transport. Thousands dies on road accidents daily
Tarun Gupta • Tristan da Cunha • 8 hours ago
How many % of those on road die?
Ajitkumar Vijaya • BANGALORE • 8 hours ago
pilot seems to have panicked
Lui Dia 14 hours ago
But thankfully all other passengers on board are safe from any harm in this.
Jacky • 14 hours ago
There are lots of increasment in air crash accident in recent times... I think one of the reason behind this is Boeing
Terry Willson • Mackay • 6 hours ago
The death toll would have been much lower if the moron Russian passengers had not attempted to remove personal belongings from the overhead lockers, blocking the isles and delaying evacuation
Xxx • 6 hours ago
ANOTHER MASTERSTROKE BY FEKU AND BHAKTS
Dreet • 7 hours ago
Old planes and poor training results in these tragedies
mahesh swaroopan • mahesh swaroopan • chennai • 8 hours ago
Russia, China have to stop making planes. These two countries should not attempt to fly. Leave it to Bowing and Airbus.
Stupid people in India are fooled by travel agents to fly these two country airlines, because they offer Ghar wapsi khan movies in flight and beef and cheap liquor made in sasikala''s arrack shop.
Pakisarehomosandsuck • Kalooooo Gandu Pakistan • 12 hours ago
circling when in emergency? land right away
Tara • New Delhi • 12 hours ago
Why plane was not given immediate landing in duch a situation. Rules were nit follo and these precious lives are lost.
Tara Chand • Rajendra Nagar • 6 hours ago
How do you know? Most likely the pilot was unable to land due to system or weather events and tried twice before finally ditching it.
Yashodhan Patwardhan • Mumbai • 6 hours ago
we are buying fighter jets from Russia ?
N • 9 hours ago
What's happening with the planes? Every other day there's a news of a crash.
Louis Fernandes • 12 hours ago
Is Maintenence being compromised? From the looks of it yes. In the interests of safety the authorities need to view these situations
closely and put in place stringent regulations which will not compromise safety.
Jai Gupta • 14 hours ago
Boeing Airplane are the recent murderer... Everywhere Boeing planes are crash... People died just because of manufacturer company problem
Sk Safiuddin • bangalore • 3 hours ago
less than them died in super cyclone fani.
Anis Shaikh • 6 hours ago
Very bad news
Mohammed Yusuf Khan • jeddah • 6 hours ago
y it happens with mostly russian aeroplanes?
Mohammed Yusuf Khan • 5 hours ago
pagal hai kya? recent crashes were boeing...
Sb • 7 hours ago
Aeroflot are soviet era planes and in russia it is known as flying coffin .. avoid this airline ... so many accidents happened of aeroflot...
Roshan R • 14 hours ago