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Death toll rises: 41 dead after the fire on board the Russian aircraft

– It is likely that a flash of lightning struck down in the engine because it was burning already, as the plane landed, " says the Russian, the meteorologist Y

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Death toll rises: 41 dead after the fire on board the Russian aircraft

– It is likely that a flash of lightning struck down in the engine because it was burning already, as the plane landed, " says the Russian, the meteorologist Yevgeny Tisjkovets to the Russian economic news site 1prime, which is part of the government RIA Novosti.

Kremllojala Channel 1 writes, however, that the plane caught fire only after it had landed. The wheels broke at the sudden landing, which succeeded only at the second attempt, and then the fuel tanks have started to burn. The pilots lost contact with air traffic control before they landed and had not had time to let out the fuel.

with a source in the förundersökningskommittén, it is likely that the fire started when a power line was damaged by a lightning strike. The flight crew confirms that the problems started with the blixtnedslaget.

– 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. Right now, we make nothing. Everywhere run by nurses and gives people a sedative, " says the passenger Pyotr Jegorov to the Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda.

According to the Interfax began to passengers who had been evacuated from the plane in panic, run away along the runways. Therefore it has been difficult to determine the exact number of dead. On Sjeremetevo airport only one runway, and it means that the airport is not working at full capacity. Eight planes that would land in Moscow have been redirected to the Pulkovo airport in Saint Petersburg and a number of Nizhny Novgorod.

bring a prosecution for that Aeroflot has violated safety regulations and thereby caused more than two people's death through negligence. It is a hard blow to Aeroflot, Russia's largest and oldest airlines, a state-owned company with plenty säkerhetsrykte.

the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, sent on Sunday evening their condolences to those affected.

– the President of the republic expresses its deep condolences with all those who lost their loved ones in this crash, " says the spokesperson Dmitry Peskov to the news agency Tass.

the Pilots survived the accident. A state commission of inquiry is appointed to sort out the accident, according to the Russian news agency Interfax, quoted by the independent news site Meduza.

41 people have died, according haverikommissionen according to the Russian news agency Interfax. At least two of them are children.

varied between 11 and 18, but the numbers can rise. According to the radio station Govorit Moscow has seven people have been put into hospital, several of them with severe injuries. The evacuation of the surviving passengers took according to the radio station's sources 55 seconds, and the pilots left the plane last. The radio station Kommersant FM reports, however, that the evacuation was delayed by several passengers blocked the corridor when they insisted to take down their hand luggage from the shelves.

Photos and videos on social media showing how the people running from the plane. The plane's rear half is in the fire while black smoke rises towards the heavens.

the Sukhoi Superjet, according to Russian media. Its acts are completely destroyed and the rescuers trying to get by sönderbränd metal to the last rows of seats where there may be passengers, writes Interfax quoted by the independent radio station Echo Reports.

the Plane had been manufactured in the year 2017 and serviced last in april of this year.

the Plane was on its way to Murmansk lifted shortly after noon to 18, according to the independent Russian news site Meduza. Less than ten minutes after the departure of the had plane problems with radio communications. It made a turn and returned to the Sjeremetevo where the pilot made an emergency landing without contact with air traffic control. The landing succeeded on the second attempt.

Later reports Meduza with reference to the Russian news agency Tass that the personnel on board the aircraft states that it was a lightning strike in the plane that got the engine to catch fire.

the 23-time of Sunday evening, no information if there were any swedes on board the plane.

– We have no information about it but we are in contact with our embassy in Moscow, which is investigating the incident, " says Timothy Prellwitz on the foreign MINISTRY's press office.

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