Russian plane fire: Passengers captures emergency landing from inside cabin on video

Distressing footage shows plane’s wing on fire while screaming can be heard in background

May Bulman@maybulman
Monday 06 May 2019 14:10
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Footage has emerged taken from inside the Russian plane that crashed on Sunday showing the vehicle being engulfed in flames.

The distressing video, taken by a passenger, appears to show the plane’s wing on fire out of the window while screaming can be heard in the background.

At least 41 people, including two teenagers, died after the fire broke out during an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport on Sunday.

Russian investigators have said the two-year-old plane was hit by lightning shortly after taking off at 6.02pm local time.

It is believed to have then lost control of some of its communications and navigation systems, before bursting into flames on landing.

Pilot Denis Evdokimov was quoted by Zvezda TV and the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper that “because of lightning, we had a loss of radio communication.”

A YouTube video shows passengers fleeing from the burning plane, which had taken off from Moscow for a regional flight to the northern city of Murmansk, after it landed.

There were 78 people in total on board, according to news agency RIA, including five crew members.

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