Aeroflot Flight 1492

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Aeroflot Flight 1492
Photograph of the aircraft involved
RA-89098, The aircraft involved in the accident, seen in 2017
Date5 May 2019 (2019-05-05)
SummaryStruck by lightning, caught fire and exploded after emergency landing
SiteSheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow, Russia
Aircraft typeSukhoi Superjet 100
Aircraft nameMustai Karim
IATA flight No.SU1492
ICAO flight No.AFL1492
Call signAEROFLOT 1492
Flight originSheremetyevo International Airport
DestinationMurmansk Airport, Murmansk, Russia

Aeroflot Flight 1492 was a regular passenger flight operated by Aeroflot. The Russian passenger flight was meant to fly from Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow to Murmansk Airport, Murmansk. On 5 May 2019, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft used for the flight returned to Sheremetyevo shortly after take-off. The plane was reported to have veered off the runway and caught fire. Of the 78 people on board, including five crew, 41 people died in the crash.[1][2][3]

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  1. "Forty-one reported killed after Russian passenger plane crash-lands in Moscow". Reuters. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. "Moscow plane fire: 41 killed on Aeroflot jet". BBC News. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  3. "Moscow airport plane fire: Forty-one people killed in Aeroflot crash landing". CNN. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.

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