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LEAKED VIDEO: Aircraft fireball in Moscow – new evidence from trial

PortandTerminal.com, April 16, 2020

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – On May 5, 2019, Aeroflot Flight 1492 took off from Moscow Sheremetyevo airport headed towards Murmansk, Russia.

Shortly after taking off, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 model aircraft was struck by lightning. The aircraft suffered an electrical failure and returned to Sheremetyevo for an emergency landing.

Airplane on runway marked with Aeroflot logo
Photograph of the aircraft involved

While attempting to land, the airplane hit down hard, causing the landing gear to collapse, fuel to spill out of the wings and fire to erupt. The fire engulfed the rear of the aircraft, and 41 of the 78 occupants were unable to evacuate and lost their lives.

Burned airplane crash wreckage on runway surrounded by emergency vehicles.
Wreckage Aeroflot Flight 1492 

An investigation into the tragedy was launched. The SKR, The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, recently published this new video of the incident.

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