At least one person has died and another three are missing after an ensuing explosion and fire of a Russian Tu-154M passenger jet that made an emergency landing in the city of Surgut due to an engine flaming out on takeoff, a source in Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsiya, reported on Saturday.
"According to preliminary information, one person died and several others were injured in the ensuing fire on board the Tu-154M aircraft from Kogalymavia Airlines at the Surgut Airport," the source said.
Earlier it was reported that a Tu-134 passenger jet with 130 on board exploded after the emergency landing and that it belonged to Kolavia Airlines.
A criminal case has been launched in connection with the airplane accident.
MOSCOW, January 1 (RIA Novosti)