A Murmansk-bound Sukhoi Superjet, flight SU1492, caught fire after a hard emergency landing. The Russian Investigative Committee stated there are 41 dead.
The plane carrying a crew of six and 73 passengers took off at 2:50 pm GMT from Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, and shortly afterwards requested an emergency landing.
Russian Investigative Committee representatives are at the emergency landing scene and survivors have been treated.
The press service of the Russian Investigative Committee said that an investigation into a possible violation of safety rules leading to the deaths has been launched.