The Sukhoi SSJ100 operated by national airline Aeroflot had 73 passengers and five crew members on board when it touched down and sped across a runway with flames and black smoke coming off its body. Sadly, 41 people died in the fire yesterday, a spokeswoman for the Russian Investigative Committee said.
In the video shot from inside the burning plane, people can be heard screaming and crying as the fire spread from the plane’s engine.
Two children were among the passengers who died, the Investigative Committee said. At least six people were reported injured.
Another video from the scene shows desperate passengers leaping out of the plane onto an inflatable evacuation slide and running across the airport’s tarmac and grass.
Watch the videos below.
— RT (@RT_com) May 5, 2019