Sunday, May 05, 2019

Burning Plane Lands at Moscow Airport

A burning Aeroflot plane crash-landed at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Sunday, killing at least 13 people and injuring at least six others, the Russian state news agency TASS reported.

The plane, operated by Russia's Aeroflot, carried 73 passengers and five crew members, according to TASS.

The Sukhoi Superjet-100, bound for Murmansky, declared an emergency shortly after takeoff around 6 p.m. and returned to the airport after 27 minutes in the air, RT reported. It landed on a second attempt.

Several dozen ambulances were dispatched to the scene as the plane remained on the runway. A dense cloud of black smoke pour out of the plane.

The airport was closed briefly, forcing all inbound flights into holding patterns, International Flight Network reported.

The aircraft was only a few years old.

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