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Friday 23 August 2019

Investigators say 13 people dead in Moscow plane fire

Video on Russian news channel Rossiya-24 showed the aircraft landing with flames engulfing the rear section.

Smoke rises from a fire on a plane at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport (Riccardo Dalla Francesca via AP)
Smoke rises from a fire on a plane at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport (Riccardo Dalla Francesca via AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Russia’s Investigative Committee says 13 people have died in a fire on an airplane that made an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.

Video on Russian news channel Rossiya-24 showed passengers leaping from the plane onto an inflatable slide from the front of the aircraft.

They are then seen fleeing across tarmac and grass of Sheremetyevo Airport.

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Smoke from a plane on fire at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport (Mikhail Norenko/Twitter via AP)

Russian news agencies cited sources saying the plane, a Sukhoi SSJ-100 regional jet, had taken off for the northern city of Murmansk but returned when fire broke out.

The agencies reported the plane had 78 people on board.

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