At Least 13 People Dead After Plane Caught on Fire (VIDEO)
A Russian passenger plane making an emergency landing in Moscow on Sunday erupted in flames, forcing passengers to evacuate on the tarmac.
At least 13 people died, including two children, according to a statement issued Sunday by Russia’s Investigative Committee, a federal investigations agency.
Videos from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport show the plane hurtling down the runway trailing flames and smoke. In one video, emergency crews douse the plane.
According to airport, 78 passengers and crew were on board, the AP reported.The plane took off from Moscow towards Murmansk. It was forced to turn around due to “technical reasons,” Aeroflot, said in a statement, adding that the “ignition eliminated.” Passengers left the aircraft on emergency ramps.