Passengers tell of the terrifying moment they escaped from the burning Russian plane

(Dan Tri) – In an instant, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft of Aeroflot Airlines (Russia) turned into a `death trap`, the passengers’ chances of survival were only measured in seconds, one passenger on the flight

The moment two flight attendants helplessly watched the Russian plane burn into flames

The plane burned down after making an emergency landing due to a lightning strike.

Oleg Molchanov was one of 37 passengers on Aeroflot flight number 1492 who luckily survived after the plane made an emergency landing and burst into flames at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on May 5.

Recounting the moment when he was one of the last passengers to escape the burning plane like a `ball of fire`, Molchanov told Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper that the plane was struck by lightning and forced the pilot to turn around.

“Most passengers at that time still had to stay in their seats, so did my wife and I.

According to initial investigation results, the cause of the tragedy that killed 41 people was due to the plane’s fuel leaking and catching fire after landing and hitting the runway. Molchanov said it was due to smoke.

“Smoke and fire were rising from the rear of the plane.

Molchanov said he had to run toward the emergency exit to avoid fainting from smoke inhalation.

He added that he did not believe that the airport rescue team was slow to arrive at the scene as some reviews said.

Aeroflot’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 carrying 78 passengers and crew made an emergency landing at Moscow airport on the evening of May 5 after about 30 minutes in the air.

Authorities continue to investigate to clarify the cause of the accident.

Minh PhuongAccording to RT

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