Burning Aeroflot Aircraft Make Emergency Landing, At Least 1 Reported Dead

By Paul Riegler on 5 May 2019
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Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow from the air

Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow from the air

A Russian passenger airliner was forced to make an emergency landing in Moscow after a fire broke out on board, killing at least one person on the plane.

Aeroflot Flight 1492, a Sukhoi Superjet aircraft, was forced to land at Sheremetyevo International Airport in the north of the capital shortly after takeoff.

The plane took off at 5:50 p.m. local time and was heading for Murmansk but it turned about after the fire was discovered.

The Tass news agency said that one person had died and ten were injured. The aircraft was carrying 73 passengers and five crewmembers.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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