Dozens dead in Russian plane disaster
At least 41 people have been killed in Russia when a passenger plane caught on fire.
Television footage showed the Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash bouncing along the tarmac at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Sunday before the rear part of the plane suddenly bursts into flames.
Survivors on board SU 1492 then escaped via the plane’s emergency slides that inflated after the hard landing.
Arthur Wolk, a current jet pilot and aeroplane crash litigation expert, tells Macquarie Radio he believes the below video of the crash shows the plane only caught fire after hitting the tarmac a second time.
There’s another video of the SSJ 100 landing. The aircraft bounces off the runway on its first attempt, and it appears the fire starts after touching down the 2nd time. 10/https://t.co/y4k5IcJjHo pic.twitter.com/iNs7kYK9pr
— Rob Lee (@RALee85) May 5, 2019
The Russian Investigative Committee says only 37 of the 78 people on board the aircraft survived.
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There’s a plane on fire at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. An Aeroflot fight form Moscow to Murmansk declared an emergency and returned to its point of take off. It is a Sukhoi Superjet, built in 2017. Video, credit @JustinGosling pic.twitter.com/UXd17nqnkX
— Bryan MacDonald (@27khv) May 5, 2019