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Crash of Russian Aeroflot Jet Kills 41 People

“Forty-one people died after a Russian plane made an emergency landing and burst into flames just after takeoff from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport”.

Survivors of this Aeroflot Jet said the plane was struck by lightening after it took off from Russia’ Sheremetyevo airport”.

Russian President Putin promised a full investigation

“Dramatic video shows passengers using emergency exit slides to escape the burning Aeroflot aircraft”

“Two children are among the dead. The jet had 73 passengers and five crew:.

“Initial reports suggested the plane had landed on fire, but sources quoted by Russian news agency Interfax said the jet caught fire after a very bumpy landing”.

37 people including 4 Crew members survived the crash

“The aircraft landed with full fuel tanks because the crew lost contact with air traffic controllers and decided it was too dangerous to dump fuel over Moscow”, Interfax added.

 

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