After the fire, a passenger plane of the Russian airline Aeroflot on Sunday evening with 41 dead and seven injured is still unclear, as it could come to misfortune. According to the Airline, the engine of the machine had caught, apparently, for technical reasons, fire.
Russian authorities said they had launched an investigation, which should also clarify whether the pilot safety were in breach of the regulations. The flight recorders of the crashed machine had been found, reports circles, the news Agency Interfax, for safety. The evaluation could take several days. Investigators pursued several theories for the cause of a crash. According to a website, with commercial flights can keep track of, the machine about 45 minutes in the air and flew two loops over Moscow before they landed again.
According to Russian news agencies had initially noticed a passenger on Board the Brand. Further, it was said that the Pilot had transmitted just after the Start at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, an emergency call and to return is determined. Apparently, the pilots had no more time, fuel from the fully-filled Tanks to drain. This can be in the case of a forced landing is necessary, in order to reach the maximum allowable landing weight. In the case of some types of aircraft, the permissible takeoff weight is higher than the permissible landing weight. In the case of the emergency landing, the machine had to be bounced several times hard. The first findings of the investigator, according to the fuel tanks burst, and the flames were spreading rapidly in the rear part of the aircraft.
eye witnesses reported that the plane was hit at the Start of a flash. A Pilot of the crashed machine confirmed this in the Russian media. Thus is failed by the lightning of the radio contact. Caught fire have of landing the aircraft after the break. The speed at Touchdown was "normal," said the Pilot. He rejected this conjecture, the machine was a high-Tempo in the approach.
video recordings show how the burning plane lands and rolls out. The people then tried to escape via the inflatable emergency chutes at the Front of the Inferno. On the tarmac of the airport, a column of black smoke. On Board of flight SU1492 to Murmansk, 78 people were, among them five members of the Crew. The plane is reported to be a machine of type Superjet-100 of the Russian manufacturer Sukhoi civil aircraft.
rescue teams were busy in the evening so that in the rear area completely burned-out wreckage to search. Several passengers were missing at this time. First of all, was of a later of 13 deaths, until finally, the full extent of the disaster.
The Interfax news Agency reported, the machine had to make an emergency landing with full Tanks, the fuel had to be caught immediately on fire. The fire Department was two minutes after landing on the aircraft and the fire within a few minutes, have deleted and reported to the Russian state broadcaster RT.
The Sukhoi Superjet is a newly developed and since 2010 in series-produced twin-engine regional jet. Sukhoi civil aircraft has delivered 135 machines. A crashed during a demonstration flight in 2012, in Indonesia, against a mountain; other similar accidents, it was not with the aircraft so far.