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Plane Runs Into Man on Takeoff Runway at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport

© REUTERS / Sergei KarpukhinPassengers planes are parked on the tarmac of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, Russia
Passengers planes are parked on the tarmac of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, Russia - Sputnik International
A body of a man was recovered on the tarmac at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport, a source in the regional emergency service told Sputnik on Tuesday.

According to the source, after a Boeing 737 bound for Athens, Greece, took off, the body of an unidentified man was found on the tarmac and recovered. Local emergency services have launched a probe into the incident.

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According to Russian media, the man's boarding ticket was discovered at the site of the incident. The pilots of the plane reportedly told local emergency services about the incident, which occurred while the jet was taxiing on the runway. However, the crew decided to continue the flight, as the emergency equipment on the plane did not go off.

The airport's press service told Sputnik that victim's identity had been determined, and his belongings had been handed over to local police for further investigation. 

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