- Apr 14, 2019
41 killed after plane makes emergency landing at Russian airport
The death toll has jumped to at least 40 people, including two children, who were killed Sunday in a fiery airplane accident at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, a spokeswoman for the Russian Investigative Committee said. The Sukhoi SSJ100 operated by national airline Aeroflot had 78 passengers and five crew members on board when it touched down and sped down a runway spewing huge flames and black smoke.
Elena Markovskaya, a spokeswoman for Russia's Investigative Committee, said early Monday that 41 people were killed. But Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said later that 38 survived, implying the death toll was 40.
The jet, operated by Aeroflot, could be seen landing and speeding down a runway spewing huge flames and black smoke at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport
Tragic incident involving an Aeroflot Sukhoi SSJ100 at Sheremetyevo Aiport.
Rest in Peace to those killed.