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Russian Aeroflot plane tragedy : 41 killed

Moscow, May 6 : Forty-one people including at least two children have died when a Russian passenger plane made an emergency landing and erupted in a huge ball of fire and black smoke at Moscow’s busiest Sheremetyevo airport on Sunday.The jet had 73 passengers and five crew.

Dramatic footage that went viral on social media showed Aeroflot’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft crash-landing and then speeding along the runway at Sheremetyevo international airport, flames pouring from its fuselage.

The Aeroflot flight SU 1492, en route from Moscow to the Russian northern city of Murmansk, had to turn back to Sheremetyevo after reporting an emergency on board less than half an hour after takeoff.

At least six of the 37 people rescued were admitted to intensive care after suffering burns and smoke inhalation injuries, health minister Veronika Skvortsova said, in a brief press statement.

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