Moscow, plane on fire, one dead

Sun, 5 May 2019 18:58:35 +0200

MOSCOW, 05 MAY - A Sukhoi passenger plane of the Russian flag carrier Aeroflot caught fire and made an emergency landing at the Moscow Sheremetzevo airport. A Tass source reports that one person died in the landing and five others were injured. The plane took off from Sheremetyevo headed for Murmansk and was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after.
Officials quoted by the Interfax agency say that the 78 passengers on board were evacuated. The fire was tamed. State television showed a video of the plane on the runway with a trail of flames and smoke from its wings.