KIEV, Ukraine—An Aeroflot-operated Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional passenger jet crashed and burned in a “hard landing” at Moscow’s Sheremyetevo airport on Sunday, killing 41 of the 78 passengers on board.
Flight 1492 took off on schedule for a two-hour trip to the northern port city of Murmansk, but returned only a few minutes after take-off, having reported an in-flight technical failure. Original reports were of a lightning strike, but an on-board electrical short circuit is now being examined as the cause for the aircraft catching fire.
Aviation observers are not surprised by the crash.
The Superjet has a history of numerous safety problems …read more
Source: The Washington Free Beacon