the Russian authorities are investigating Sunday's tragic accident at the Moscow airport Sjeremetevo. 41 people died when a Russian aircraft, with 73 passengers and five crew members, nödlandade and caught fire. At least two children died. The numbers were in on Monday, preliminary.
”the Crew did everything they could to save the passengers ' lives and provide emergency relief to those affected. Tragically, they could not save everyone on board. Our thoughts and hearts are with those who are going through an indescribable loss. We mourn with you”, writes the affected airline Aeroflot on their website.
and six people was being treated on Monday at the hospital with serious injuries, reports the AP. The Swedish foreign MINISTRY had no information about it was a few swedes on board.
– We have no information about it but we are in contact with our embassy in Moscow, which is investigating the incident, said Timothy Prellwitz on the foreign MINISTRY's press office.
Aeroflot writes on her website that the plane was evacuated in 55 seconds, compared to the industry standard of 90 seconds. The evacuation was delayed by the fact that several passengers tried to get their hand luggage, reports the Russian news agency Interfax.Photo: the Russian Investigative Committee/AFP
was on Monday still unclear.
According to the Aeroflot turned the plane around shortly after the start back to the airport because the crew discovered a technical fault on board. But the airline does not give any detailed explanation.
”Malfunction on board the plane, flight SU 1492 from Moscow to Murmansk, was discovered shortly after the start. The crew was forced to request an emergency landing at the airport. The engines caught fire during the landing on the Sjeremetevo,” writes the airline on their website.
According to the flygövervakningssajten Flightradar24 circulated the plane in the air before european.
”After the start reported the crew into an abomination and decided to turn back to the airport”, writes the airport Sjeremetevo in a statement.
on Monday, did not comment on what caused the flygplansbranden.
One theory is that the fire broke out after the plane was struck by a flash of lightning in the air. Another is that the fire started in connection with the european. The plane should, according to witness testimony have bounced on the runway, then the fuel caught fire.
According to the AP investigates haverikommissionen three possible reasons for the flyghaveriet: lack of expertise, technical problems and bad weather conditions. Investigators will now go through the aircraft's recording equipment, the so-called black boxes.
the Aircraft's pilot Denis Evdokimov says to the Russian media that a lightning strike knocked out the communication system.
" We managed to get back the communication through a nödlägesfrekvens on our radio reception. But the link was just for a short while and disappeared away. It went just to catch a few words, he says, according to AFP.
if a strong flash of light on board.
We lifted off, got into a cloud where the response was amazing very and in that moment came a flash, " says the stewardess Tatiana Kasatnika, reports the AP.
" I saw a flash of white light, says Dmitry Khlebushkin according to AFP.
the Passenger Pyotr Egorov says to the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda:
– When we just had the lift the beat the ash down in the plane. It jumped like a grasshopper. We were so terrified that we almost lost consciousness. We did an emergency landing and once on the ground started the plane on fire.
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