41 Believed Dead In Russian Plane Disaster

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Updated May 5, 2019
This handout picture taken and realeased on May 5, 2019, by the Investigative Committee of Russia shows a fire of a Russian-made Superjet-100 at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow. The Interfax agency reported that the plane, a Russian-made Superjet-100, had just taken off from Sheremetyevo airport on a domestic route when the crew issued a distress signal. At least one person died according to Russian agencies.
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Forty-one people are believed to have died after a Russian passenger plane made an emergency landing at Moscow’s busiest airport and caught fire, investigators said on Sunday.

“There were 78 people including crew members on board the plane,” the Investigative Committee said in a statement.

“According to the updated info which the investigation has as of now, 37 people survived.”

AFP