Moscow plane fire kills at least 41 people

 Moscow plane fire kills at least 41 people

Forty-one people died in the Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane crash at Sheremetyevo Airport, spokesperson for the Moscow interregional transport investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee Yelena Markovskaya said.

"Forty-one people died," she said. In total 78 people were onboard, 37 of them survived, including four crew members.

According to Markovskaya, 28 passengers are now in the airport terminal, five have been taken to hospital.

In place of emergency, investigators of the Russian Investigative Committee are working at the scene of the accident.

"At the moment, a state commission on investigation of the emergency situation, headed by the Transport Minister of the Russian Federation, is working at Sheremetyevo Airport," TASS cited her as saying.

She added that a center on providing psychological assistance to the relatives of the passengers on the flight has been deployed at the airport. Markovskaya also stressed that all the services of the Sheremetyevo airport acted quickly and promptly fighting the plane fire.

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

The team of Vestnik Kavkaza expresses condolences to injured and the relatives of the victims.


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