Shocking Vision From Inside Burning Plane That Left 41 People Dead
Video of the chaos inside a Russian plane that crash-landed at a Moscow airport has been shared online.
The vision shared on Twitter, shows passengers fleeing for their lives as flames can be seen engulfing the plane through the windows.
The cabin glows in bright orange as the fire burns from the aircraft's rear towards the front. The camera moves frantically as people rush towards the front of the plane to evacuate via air slides.
At least 41 people, including two children, have reportedly been confirmed dead after the Aeroflot passenger plane caught fire and made an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Sunday.
Television footage showed the Sukhoi Superjet-100 making an emergency landing with much of the rear part of the plane engulfed in flames.
While many of the 78 passengers and five crew managed to escape, an unconfirmed number of people are still unaccounted for.
Russian news agencies said the plane had been flying from Moscow to the northern Russian city of Murmansk before turning back.
Emergency services rushed onto the tarmac to meet the aircraft as it skidded to a halt. Fire trucks and ambulances surrounded the airport and suspended all flights following the fire. It is unclear when the airport will re-open.
Russian President Vladimir Putin was informed of the emergency and ordered a "thorough investigation," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told TASS.
Russian investigators said they are looking into whether the pilots had breached air safety rules.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
The Interfax news agency reported a rescue team was combing through the charred wreckage of the rear of the plane looking for survivors.
The Flightradar24 tracking service showed that the plane had circled twice over Moscow before making an emergency landing after about 45 minutes.
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