On last Sunday, Aeroflot Flight SU1492 had to make an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. Out of the 78 passengers and crew members that were aboard the Sukhoi Superjet 100, 41 persons lost their lives because of the violent landing and the fire that erupted.
Aeroflot released a statement saying, ‘Aeroflot extends its deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of those who lost their lives on flight SU1492 Moscow-Murmansk. The crew did everything in its power to save passenger lives and provide emergency assistance to those involved. Tragically, they were unable to save all of those aboard. Our thoughts and hearts are with those who have suffered an unspeakable loss. We mourn with you.’
The Superjet is a regional jet that is Russian made and entered service back in 2011. Aeroflot has fifty of these planes in its fleet with room for 87 passengers in each plane. The aircraft that was operating Flight SU1492, registration number RA-89098 was delivered to Russian’s national airline – Aeroflot – back in September 2017.
What follows is how the Aeroflot Flight SU1492 unfolded;