The exact cause of the fire has not yet been determined, and the media data on the victims is significantly different from the information of the SC.
Continued: 37 of 78 people survived aboard the Sheremetyevo plane fire, the Investigation Committee confirmed .
On May 5 at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport has made emergency landing the plane “Aeroflot» Sukhoi Superjet 100, flying from Moscow to Murmansk.
The plane took off from Moscow as planned at 18:02 local time, after which it requested an emergency landing, began to turn, but could not get on the first time. After the second lap the plane made a hard landing.
According to Flightradar, before landing at an altitude of 600 meters, the connection was lost with the plane, the last signal from it was received at 18:30.
When and what caused the fire
There are no official data on the cause of the fire and the time it began. RIA “Novosti”, citing a source in the emergency services, reported that the cause was a fire electrical wiring on board the aircraft.
According to TASS, the aircraft caught fire due to lightning that fell into the engine. This was confirmed by the crew of the aircraft, according to a source agency.In emergency services, it was called the main version of the incident.. According toBaza, the engine turned off during takeoff, “after which the flame began to erupt from it”.
According to Interfax, the plane caught fire during the second attempt to land because of the landing gear and nose on the runway. This information was confirmed by the source RIA “Novosti”. In “Aeroflot” said that the engines of the aircraft caught fire after landing at Sheremetyevo. The tail of the aircraft is completely burned , there are looking for survivors.
Judging by the eyewitness videos, the plane landed after the onset of a fire: on the set of published videos, it is clear that it ran along the runway, engulfed in powerful fire and black thick smoke. They said that the plane was extinguished “in about two minutes.”
According to official data of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the extinguishing lasted 18 minutes. Rescuers received information about the fire at 18:30, after 10 minutes the fire was localized, and after 18 minutes, the open burning was eliminated. At the time of this writing, the fire was completely extinguished.
What is known about the victims and the dead
A total of 78 people were on board – 73 passengers and five crew members. According to the Investigative Committee at 20:14 Moscow time, one person died, four were injured. How drew attention to the publication “Varlamov.ru” SK filed a case on the death of the “two or more persons.”
Media information about the dead and injured differs from official data.RIA Novosti, citing an emergency services representative, writes that five people were injured. According to Interfax sources, the fate of another 13 passengers is unknown.
Agency “Moscow” reported 10 dead. According to MBH-Media, 11 people died – 10 passengers and one flight attendant. According to Mash, 11 people died, TASS with reference to doctors reported 13 dead. A source of Interfax claims that all pilots survived, investigators work with them.
Updated 00:43 May 6: 41 people died in a plane crash, confirmed the Investigative Committee. Four out of five crew members survived.
According to Kommersant FM radio, many passengers “retarded evacuation by taking and taking with them hand luggage”, in violation of instructions given by the crew.
How the law enforcement agencies and Aeroflot reacted
The airline confirmed the fire and announced the creation of a commission to investigate the causes and circumstances of the emergency landing of the aircraft. In “Aeroflot” clarified that the plane “had to return to the airport of destination for technical reasons,” and then caught fire. According to the company, passengers left the board on emergency gangways.
The investigative committee opened a criminal case after the emergency landing of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft under paragraph 3 of Article 263 of the Criminal Code (violation of traffic safety rules and operation of air transport, resulting in the death of two or more persons). The prosecutor’s office began to check.
Moscow Region Governor Andrei Vorobyov instructed the leadership of the ministries of health and road infrastructure to provide all necessary assistance to victims of a fire. Dmitry Medvedev ordered the creation of a state commission to investigate the circumstances of the incident. Transport Minister Evgeny Dietrich arrived at the scene.