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Russia: People honour Sukhoi Superjet plane crash victims at Sheremetyevo Airport01:27

Russia: People honour Sukhoi Superjet plane crash victims at Sheremetyevo Airport

Russian Federation, Moscow
May 6, 2019 at 12:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

People started to bring flowers and toys to a makeshift memorial at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport on Monday to pay their respects to the victims of the Sukhoi Superjet-100 plane crash.

A local man said he had come to Sheremetyevo just to lay flowers in honour of the victims.

“All of us could be in their place. It is always a pity, when things go not as you planned them, as you expected them to go. Life can be interrupted at any moment,” he said.

Russia’s Investigative Committee confirmed earlier that 41 out of 78 people on board the Sukhoi Superjet were killed after the plane caught fire while landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Sunday evening. The 37 survivors comprised of 33 passengers and four members of the crew.

The investigators are reportedly considering various versions for the cause of the incident, among which are insufficient qualifications of pilots, dispatchers and persons who conducted technical inspection of the board, aircraft malfunction and adverse weather conditions.

Aeroflot confirmed on its website that flight SU1492 from Moscow to Murmansk "suffered an engine fire upon landing after being forced to return to Sheremetyevo International Airport due to technical reasons." Its crisis response team has been activated, according to the website post.

Russia: People honour Sukhoi Superjet plane crash victims at Sheremetyevo Airport01:27
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People started to bring flowers and toys to a makeshift memorial at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport on Monday to pay their respects to the victims of the Sukhoi Superjet-100 plane crash.

A local man said he had come to Sheremetyevo just to lay flowers in honour of the victims.

“All of us could be in their place. It is always a pity, when things go not as you planned them, as you expected them to go. Life can be interrupted at any moment,” he said.

Russia’s Investigative Committee confirmed earlier that 41 out of 78 people on board the Sukhoi Superjet were killed after the plane caught fire while landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Sunday evening. The 37 survivors comprised of 33 passengers and four members of the crew.

The investigators are reportedly considering various versions for the cause of the incident, among which are insufficient qualifications of pilots, dispatchers and persons who conducted technical inspection of the board, aircraft malfunction and adverse weather conditions.

Aeroflot confirmed on its website that flight SU1492 from Moscow to Murmansk "suffered an engine fire upon landing after being forced to return to Sheremetyevo International Airport due to technical reasons." Its crisis response team has been activated, according to the website post.

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