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5 May, 2019 17:53

13 people, including 2 children, confirmed dead in Superjet-100 crash-landing in Moscow

At least 13 people who were on board the burnt-out Aeroflot plane that crash-landed in the Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport have been confirmed dead. Seven more passengers were injured, three of them seriously.

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Russia’s Investigative Committee has confirmed that 13 people died in the Sunday crash-landing and fire. Investigators have opened a case into an aircraft operation safety rules violation, which led to the deaths of “two or more people.”

Seven people were injured in Aeroflot flight SU1492's crash-landing, two of them seriously, the Russian Health Ministry said. Three people were admitted to the Russian National Surgery Center at the Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery, its director told journalists, adding that two of them suffered 15-20 percent body burns that had also damaged their lungs.

Videos have emerged online showing the plane landing in flames and the chaotic evacuation scenes that followed. People rushed to jump from the plane’s front exit as an inflatable ramp was deployed.

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Fire engines were reportedly on the spot some two minutes after the plane crash-landed and the blaze was extinguished within minutes, but not before it engulfed the entire tail end of the jet.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences to those who lost their loved ones in the crash and has ordered the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident. PM Dmitry Medvedev has meanwhile ordered Transport Minister Evgeny Dietrich to create a special commission to look into the crash.

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