On Might 5, 2019 Aeroflot Flight SU1492 a scheduled passenger flight from Moscow to Murmansk, Russia crashed at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Worldwide Airport after making an attempt to make an emergency touchdown.
The Russian-built Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SJ100) had taken off from the airport at 18:02 native time with 73 passenger and 5 crew members on board and was climbing out from the airfield when it was struck by lightning.
The plane then started to undergo quite a few electrical malfunctions and so the captain determined to return to the airport.
Round ten minutes after take-off the jet was again at Sheremetyevo, hitting the tarmac arduous earlier than bouncing again in to the air. The second landing occurred two seconds after the primary, with the SJ100 impacting the bottom nostril first thrice earlier than bouncing in to the air once more.
The third and ultimate affect had devastating penalties. Hitting the runway with a pressure in extra of 5g, the airliners touchdown gear penetrated the wings and spilled gasoline out of the complete tanks which instantly ignited and commenced to engulf the rear of the plane.
Horrified onlookers might solely watch because the flaming jet slid down the runway, veered to the left and got here to a standstill on the grass between two runway-adjoining taxiways.
On board that day was Flight Attendant Tatyana Kasatkina, 34 who later spoke of the terrifying ordeal, how she had kicked the aircraft’s door open and bodily pushed passengers out onto the emergency slide to security.
“We took off and acquired right into a cloud and it was hailing. There was such a noise outdoors, as hail hit the aircraft. At that second it was a popping, primarily on then left aspect. Everybody was me. There was popping and a flash, like an electrical flash. That will need to have been when the lighting hit us”
She added, “The flight deck knowledgeable us that we had been returning to our dwelling airport.” Nevertheless, the aircraft’s inner communications malfunctioned, and he or she might barely hear the pilot as he ordered crew to organize for an emergency touchdown.
“When the aircraft stopped, the evacuation instantly started,” she stated. “The hearth was seen. Everybody was shouting that we had been on hearth. However there was no hearth contained in the cabin at this second. I kicked the door out with my leg and pushed out the passengers in order to not sluggish the evacuation. Simply to rush them up I grabbed every of them by the collar from the again.”
Kasatkina continued, “It was all so fast. The smoke was already black. The final individuals had been crawling to get out. Everybody had jumped from their seats and moved forwards, though the aircraft was nonetheless transferring at pace. I noticed the primary lady calling anyone on her telephone and saying, ‘We’re on hearth, we’re falling down”.
Survivors shortly credited the cabin crew for saving their lives, with one stating that he ‘practically fainted from worry’.
Passenger Dmitry Khlebnikov stated, “I thank God and the stewardesses who saved me. They had been at all times with us, serving to individuals to climb the slide and get out of the cabin stuffed with smoke… It was darkish and extremely sizzling inside”.
One other passenger stated, “It was darkish there, with a excessive temperature. There was smoke. They had been carrying the individuals out of there, serving to them to go down the slide.”
Tragically, one crew member Maxim Moiseev, died attempting to avoid wasting individuals seated on the rear of the aircraft, he was 22 years previous.
Moiseev had remained on board attempting to assist individuals escape the inferno and was killed within the blaze.
What had started as a routine flight resulted in tragedy. 41 of the 78 individuals on board had been killed within the accident, together with two kids and Maxim Moiseev.
Horrifyingly footage has now emerged of the terrifying crash and subsequent evacuation which you’ll be able to watch under. Please be suggested that the video is tough to look at.