Horrible occurred yesterday tragedy within the capital Sheremetyevo airport, which killed 41 individuals. Because of an emergency touchdown, the Superjet 100 plane caught fireplace, carrying 78 individuals. SPLETNIK.RU collected all crucial issues which are recognized concerning the tragedy in the meanwhile.
Chronology of occasions
Yesterday, Could 5, at 18:03, the Superjet 100 airplane of the Russian airline Aeroflot took off, finishing up the Moscow-Murmansk flight. Half an hour later he returned to Sheremetyevo Airport and made an emergency touchdown at which the airplane caught fireplace.
Because of this, evacuation started, which, in keeping with some info, took lower than a minute (solely 55 seconds, whereas it normally takes 90 seconds) – the passengers left the airplane on emergency traps. Nonetheless, it was reported that it was troublesome, as many passengers who wished to get hand baggage from the bags compartments, it strongly braked.
Because of this, solely 37 individuals have been saved. 41 individuals died.
What brought about the plane to ignite continues to be unknown. In the mean time there are a number of variations. The primary is a strike on the runway that brought about the engines to ignite.
Aeroflot confirms the details about the ignition of the engines of the plane SU1492 Moscow-Murmansk after touchdown at Sheremetyevo, which was pressured to return to the airport of vacation spot for technical causes,
– says the official assertion of the airline.
One other model is a lightning strike. One of many passengers mentioned that he actually noticed a white flash.
Because it grew to become recognized this morning, two "black containers" of a burnt-up plane have been discovered on the crash website, deciphering which is able to give a extra full image of what occurred.
Statements by the administration and the investigative committee
The highest management of the nation has already responded to the tragedy. President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to the households and buddies of the victims, and in addition instructed to totally examine the catastrophe. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered the creation of a state fee to research the incident.
The Investigative Committee, however, has already initiated a felony case underneath the third a part of Article 263 of the Prison Code on violation of air transport security guidelines, ensuing within the dying of two or extra individuals.