New footage has emerged of passengers fleeing from a plane as the Russian authorities today charged the pilot with negligence after it was hit by lightning.

Forty-one people died in the blaze after the Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash-landed at Sheremetyevo, Moscow’s business international airport.
A video that forms part of the criminal investigation shows flames more than 100ft high engulfing the aircraft, yet 37 escaped from the horror.
Captain Denis Evdokimov, 42, has claimed he is being made a scapegoat after his Murmansk-bound domestic flight was hit by lightning soon after takeoff.

He faces up to seven years in jail if convicted. He returned to the airport making a rough ‘jumping’ emergency landing which led to the fire engulfing the plane on 5 May last year, separate footage shows.
The new video shows the plane spin to a halt with its rear engulfed in toxic flames.

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