De : RSOE EDIS <havaria@rsoe.hu&gt;
Envoyé : lundi 6 mai 2019 05:16
À : Corentin Decaen <cdecaen@geoasia.org&gt;
Objet : RSOE EDIS – Situation Update : No.3 – Vehicle Incident : [Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO)] Khimki, Moscow Oblast, Russia, Asia
Importance : Haute

 

RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service, Budapest, Hungary
Situation Update NO. 3

May 6th 2019 03:15 AM – Vehicle Incident – VIV-20190505-67759-RUS

Base details

EDIS Code: VIV-20190505-67759-RUS
Event date: May 5th 2019 05:24 PM
Updated: May 6th 2019 03:15 AM
Category: Vehicle Incident
Continent: Asia
Country: Russia
State: Moscow Oblast
Settlement: Khimki
Location: [Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO)]
Coordinate:
55.9736482,37.412503 (WGS84 decimal)

Event details

The death toll has jumped to at least 40 people, including two children, who were killed Sunday in a fiery airplane accident at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, a spokeswoman for the Russian Investigative Committee said. The Sukhoi SSJ100 operated by national airline Aeroflot had 78 passengers and five crew members on board when it touched down and sped down a runway spewing huge flames and black smoke. Elena Markovskaya, a spokeswoman for Russia’s Investigative Committee, said early Monday that 41 people were killed. But Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said later that 38 survived, implying the death toll was 40. According to Russian news agencies, the plane had taken off for the northern city of Murmansk, but a fire broke out while the flight was airborne. Social media videos show the plane engulfed in flames after it landed. Some news reports cited sources as saying the plane bounced several times during the landing. Emergency vehicles arrived at the airport to assist passengers moving away from the plane – some holding luggage – and fight the flames, which were coming out of the airplane’s rear section. It’s unclear what caused the fire. "Investigators soon will begin interviewing victims, eyewitnesses, airport staff and the airline carrier, as well as other persons responsible for the operation of the aircraft," Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said. The SSJ100, also known as the Superjet, is a two-engine regional jet put into service in 2011 with considerable fanfare as a signal that Russia’s troubled aerospace industry was on the rise. This isn’t the first time the Sukhoi Superjet has been involved in a high-profile incident. In 2012, a Sukhoi Superjet crashed in Indonesia during a demonstration flight for potential investors, killing all 45 people aboard. The aircraft is Russia’s first new model of passenger jet since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Affected area: Local event : The affected area up to a few kilometers


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