Peskov conveys Putin's condolences over plane fire incident at Sheremetyevo

 Peskov conveys Putin's condolences over plane fire incident at Sheremetyevo

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences over the deadly plane fire incident at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport and ordered to investigate its causes, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"The president was informed about the crash," he said, adding that Vladimir Putin extends his deep condolences to those who lost their near and dear in this incident.

Peskov stressed that the president ordered to conduct the most thorough investigation to find out the causes of it, TASS reported.

Aeroflot’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane (flight SU-1492) with 73 passengers and five crewmembers onboard caught fire after emergency landing at Sheremetyevo shortly after the takeoff on Sunday.

Forty-one people died in the Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane crash at Sheremetyevo Airport. In total 78 people were onboard, 37 of them survived, including four crew members. A criminal case was opened after the incident on charges of violating flight safety rules entailing the death of two or more people.

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