Russia’s Investigative Committee says 41 people died in fiery airliner accident at Moscow airport.
The Russian Superjet 100 was flying from Moscow to Murmansk when a fire broke out on board. Aeroflot Flight SU1492 ret
urned to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, making a hard landing, news agency Interfax reported.
“According to our data, more than 10 victims needed medical
care,” Tass news agency quoted a source in the medical services as saying.
Earlier, the regional emergency services reported six victims.
The plane reportedly took off from the Sheremetyevo airport at 18:00 local time (1500 GMT) and
made an emergency landing after circling over the Moscow region for about 40 minutes.
It was “engulfed in flames” before the emergency landing, Tass quoted a source as saying.