41 killed after Russian plane catches fire (photos, video )

Forty-one people on board a Russian  Aeroflot passenger plane were killed when it caught fire while making an emergency landing at a Moscow airport on Sunday.

Television footage showed the Sukhoi Superjet-100 making the crash landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport with much of the rear part of the plane engulfed in flames.

The harrowing video showed passengers leaping from the front of the burning plane onto an inflatable slide and staggering across tarmac and grass.

Here’s a video of the crash as tweeted by an an eyewitness:

Forty-one people were killed including at least two children, Russian investigators were cited by the Interfax news agency as saying.

Another 11 people were injured, said Dmitry Matveyev, the Moscow region’s health minister. Three were hospitalised but they were not in a serious condition.

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