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    The Sukhoi Superjet 100 burst into flames as it touched ground at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Sunday.

    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.

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    • 06:41

      Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Aeroflot Offer Condolences to Families of Plane Fire Victims

      Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport and Aeroflot airline have expressed their condolences to the families of the plane fire victims, a statement, released on the airport's website on Monday, said.

      "Sheremetyevo International Airport together with Aeroflot [which operates the SSJ100] with deep regret confirm the information about the death of passengers of flight SU1492 as a result of an accident with the aircraft on May, 5 at Sheremetyevo Airport. The management and staff of the airport and airlines perceived as the personal tragedy of flight SU1492 Moscow-Murmansk," the statement said.

      Aeroflot and Sheremetyevo will provide assistance to the relatives and friends of the victims of the tragedy, the airport added.

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    • 00:49

      One of Injured in Plane Fire at Moscow Airport in Serious Condition - Medics

      One of the injured in plane fire at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport is in serious condition, Sergey Petrikov, the head of Sklifosovsky Clinical and Research Institute for Emergency Medicine in the Russian capital, told journalists.

      "[The woman] was put on artificial ventilation. She received burns," he stated.

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    • 23:42

      Alleged Cabin VIDEO of SSJ100 Catching Fire During Landing Shared by Passengers

      The Sukhoi Superjet 100 burst into flame as it touched ground at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport.

      Alleged Cabin VIDEO of SSJ100 Catching Fire During Landing Shared by Passengers

      The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100), en route from Moscow to Murmansk, made an emergency landing earlier in the day at the Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport due to a fire on board, which ultimately burnt the entire aircraft.
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    • 23:42

      37 Out of 78 Passengers on Board of SSJ100 Survived Accident at Sheremetyevo

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      37 Out of 78 Passengers On Board SSJ100 Survived Accident at Sheremetyevo

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    • 23:25

      Emergency-Rescue Operation at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Completed – Airport’s Press Service

      The emergency-rescue operation at the site of an accident involving Aeroflot’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft have been finished, the press service of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, where the incident occurred, said on Sunday.

      "The emergency rescue operation on site of an accident at Sheremetyevo Airport have been completed," the press service said in a statement.

    • 23:20

      SSJ100 Passenger Jet Took Off, Dove, Hit Ground, Burst in Flames - Alleged CCTV Footage Reveals

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    • 22:43

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    • 21:36

      Investigative Committee Says 13 People, Including 2 Children, Died in Plane Accident

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      At Least 41 Dead in Sheremetyevo Plane Fire - Investigative Committee

      A Sukhoi Superjet 100 was forced to make an emergency landing earlier in the day at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport due to a fire on board, which ultimately destroyed the aircraft on the ground. Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot has confirmed that the fire is now extinguished.
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    • 21:28

      Two People Hospitalised After Plane Fire in Serious Condition – Russian Health Ministry

      "Two people injured in the fire at Sheremetyevo Airport were sent to the Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery of the Russian Health Ministry in critical condition. Health Ministry specialists will consult two more passengers in moderately serious condition; if necessary, the patients will be sent to a federal medical institution", the ministry's press service said.

      The head of the Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery in Moscow told Sputnik that the institute expects the arrival of three people in total.

      Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that two of those injured were sent to the Sklifosovsky Clinical and Research Institute for Emergency Medicine in Moscow. Their condition is assessed as critical.

      Meanwhile, three more injured people were taken to a hospital in Khimki in the Moscow Region, the press service of the regional department of the Russian Health Ministry told Sputnik.

      Three others received medical assistance at the site of the incident and declined to go to hospital, according to the Russian Health Ministry.

    • 21:21

      Putin Has Been Briefed on the Plane Incident at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport - Kremlin Spokesman

      According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered that all necessary assistance be provided to those injured in the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) plane fire at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.

    • 21:17

      SSJ100 Plane That Burnt Up in Sheremetyevo Underwent Planned Maintenance April - Producer

      The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) passenger plane belonging to Russian state air carrier Aeroflot that burnt up at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport earlier on Sunday underwent scheduled maintenance in April, its manufacturer has said.

      "The aircraft MSN 95135 was produced in August 2017. It was under scheduled maintenance in the beginning of April 2019. Representatives of the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, the manufacturer of the aircraft, are part of the commission conducting the investigation", Sukhoi Civil Aircraft said in a statement.

    • 21:14

      SSJ100 Made an Emergency Landing at Sheremetyevo 28 Minutes After Take-off - Airport

    • 21:07

      After a Hard Landing the Plane Burned Up Completely - Joint Stock Company Sukhoi Civil Aircraft

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    • 20:55

      Condition of Passengers of Sukhoi Superjet 100 Passenger Plane to Be Specified - Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport

      "An information about the status of passengers and crew members are being clarified, information will be provided later", the airport's press service said in a statement.

    • 20:43

      VIDEO of Moscow's Airport After Plane Catches Fire During Hard Landing

      Aeroflot's Boeing 777 at Sheremetyevo international airport.

      VIDEO of Moscow's Airport After Plane Catches Fire During Hard Landing

      According to preliminary information, a fire in the electrical wiring on board a Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane occurred when it was taking off for a flight from Moscow to Murmansk.
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    • 20:28

      An Investigation Into the Cause of the Incident Has Been Launched

      "It will be checked whether there was compliance with the flight safety legislation", a representative of the Moscow inter-regional transport prosecution office, Ekaterina Korotkova, was quoted as saying.

      "The jet requested an emergency landing and started to reverse and attempted to land, but the first attempt failed; then the jet continued to make a second circle before conducting a hard landing", a source from the emergency services told Russian media, adding that the blaze fully destroyed the rear part of the plane.

      The source detailed that one of the passengers noticed one of the wings catch fire and informed the crew about it, prompting them to proceed with an emergency landing. The airstrips at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport were shut down after the plane caught fire; however, one strip was reopened on Sunday, a source in the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency told Sputnik.

      "One of the two strips is operating right now. Earlier, the airport was shut for an hour", a source said.

    • 20:24

      Fire on Plane at Sheremetyevo Airport Extinguished - Air Company

      "Aeroflot confirms the information about the ignition of the plane’s engines after landing at Sheremetyevo during the SU1492 Moscow-Murmansk flight. [The aircraft] was forced to return to the airport for technical reasons. The fire has been extinguished. There are people injured, the number is being specified. Passengers have left the aircraft on emergency airstairs“, the company said in a statement.

      A commission has been created to investigate the causes and circumstances of the incident, while Aeroflot’s crisis headquarters has been convened, the statement read.

    • 20:20

      Airstrips at Sheremetyevo Airport Shut Down After Plane Fire, One Strip Reopened - Source

      "One of the two strips is operating right now. Earlier, the airport was shut for an hour", a source said.

      The press service of the Russian Investigative Committee said that an investigation into a violation of safety rules leading to the death of two or more people had been launched.

       

    • 20:18

      Russian Investigative Committee Confirms One Dead in Plane Fire at Sheremetyevo Airport

      "At the moment, the investigation has information one victim and four people who have sought medical care", the press service of the Investigative Committee said.

      At the same time, the Russian Emergencies Ministry confirmed to Sputnik that a total of six people had been injured in the incident.

      "A total of 73 passengers and five crew members were on board the aircraft, six people were injured", the press service of the ministry’s local department said.

       

    • 20:15

      WATCH FIRST Videos From the Scene

      A video showing the Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane landing while half of it was on fire has emerged on the Internet. In the video, passengers can be seen evacuating themselves from the plane using inflatable gangways.

      A fire has broken out on a Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport

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