As a result of the fire which occurred on Board a passenger plane at Sheremetyevo, killing 41 people. It is reported by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.
“On Board the airliner, EN route Moscow-Murmansk, there was 78 people, including crew members. For utochneny data available to the investigation to date, of which survived, 37 people”, – stated in the message.
Investigators began questioning victims, witnesses, airport staff and the airline, and other persons responsible for the operation of the aircraft. Also will be studied the necessary technical documentation.
It is noted that the investigation is considering different versions of what happened, but what is not said.
It was learned that the plane caught fire after him during the flight was struck by lightning. They had lost contact with the dispatcher, then refused all automatics. The crew pumped fuel. As a result, the landing happened in the middle of the strip. Strut, Chasse was destroyed, its elements may have hit the engine, which caught fire.