41 DEAD AFTER RUSSIAN PASSENGER PLANE CRASH LANDS AT MOSCOW AIRPORT

KEY POINTS

  • Television footage showed the Sukhoi Superjet-100 making an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport with much of the rear part of the plane engulfed in flames.
  • “There were 78 people on board, including crew members,” the Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement on its website. “According to updated information, 37 out of them survived.”
  • Russian news agencies said the plane was flying from Moscow to the northern Russian city of Murmansk before turning back.

Russian authorities said late on Sunday that 41 people died when a Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash-landed at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport.

“There were 78 people on board, including crew members,” the Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement on its website. “According to updated information, 37 out of them survived.”

Earlier on Sunday, the investigators said 13 people had been killed in the plane crash.

Television footage showed the Sukhoi Superjet-100 making an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport with much of the rear part of the plane engulfed in flames.

Many passengers then escaped via the plane’s emergency slides that inflated after the hard landing.

Russian news agencies said the plane was flying from Moscow to the northern Russian city of Murmansk before turning back.

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