40 dead in Russian plane's fiery emergency landing
Updated: May 06, 2019 11:31 IST
The Sukhoi SSJ100 operated by national airline Aeroflot had 73 passengers and five crew members on board when it touched down and sped down a runway spewing huge flames and black smoke.
At least 40 people were killed, while making an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Sunday evening, officials said.
Elena Markovskaya, a spokesperson for Russia’s Investigative Committee, said early on Monday that 41 people were killed
The victims included one member of the crew and at least two teenagers, according to the Investigative Committee.
This is the second fatal accident involving a SSJ100. In 2012, a demonstration flight in Indonesia struck a mountain, killing all 45 aboard.