Air crash in Sheremetyevo: three day mourning declared in Murmansk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

41 killed after plane makes emergency landing at Russian airport
10:32, 6 May 2019

Air crash in Sheremetyevo
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A three day mourning declared in Murmansk region after Russia’s a fire and an air crash in Sheremetyevo International Airport which took lives of 41 people in Murmansk. Andrey Chibis, Murmansk region governor, reported that on his Facebook page.

“A three-day morning period declared in Murmansk region,” reads the message.

Russia’s media report that the bereaved families shall get оover 15 000 USD of compensation.

As it was reported earlier, a burning plane conducted an emergency landing at Sheremetyevo airport, Russia.

Already at the time of landing the plane was completely engulfed in flames. The doctors and rescuers are working at the scene. All flights were suspended at the airport for some time, people were not allowed out of other planes.

The emergency services suspect that the plane could catch fire as a result of lightning striking it.

Currently 41 passengers are reported dead, 18 injured.

Witnesses filmed a burning plane landing and urgent evacuation. According to witnesses, all passengers and crew members were able to escape.

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