In Russia, at least forty-one people were killed when a plane, carrying 73 passengers and five crew members caught fire after an emergency landing at the airport in Moscow.
Head of Russia’s ministry of health said, two children and a flight attendant were among the dead while, six patients are in hospital. The crew “did everything to save the passengers,” who were evacuated in 55 seconds, the airline said.
Videos on social media show passengers using emergency exit slides to escape the burning Aeroflot aircraft. Aeroflot, Russia’s national carrier, said the plane was forced to return to the airport “for technical reasons”, but did not elaborate.
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20 July, 2019