Caught fire in the air: Burning plane landed at Sheremetyevo airport, Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The plane could catch fire as a result of the lightning
21:19, 5 May 2019
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A burning plane conducted an emergency landing at Sheremetyevo airport, Russia. This is reported by TASS news agency.

The SSJ-100 aircraft took off from Sheremetyevo at 18:00 local time, it was heading for Murmansk. Over the Moscow region, it abruptly went down and the pilots requested an emergency landing, at 6:40 pm the burning plane landed at Sheremetyevo.

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. Doctors report that more than 10 people suffered. In total, there were 73 passengers and 5 crew members aboard.

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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