紧急迫降 emergency landing
时间:2019/5/14 来源:AFP 浏览次数:125
The pilot of a Russian passenger plane that erupted in a ball of fire on the runway of Moscow's busiest airport, killing 41 people, said lightning led to the emergency landing.
Investigators were on Monday working to understand the causes of the blaze after the Sukhoi Superjet-100 had to return to Sheremetyevo airport shortly after take-off Sunday evening.
But pilot Denis Yevdokimov told Russian media the craft lost communication and needed to switch to emergency control mode "because of lightning".
Videos on social media showed the plane crash-landing and then speeding along the runway with flames pouring from its fuselage.
At least two children were among the 41 dead and nine more people were in hospital, three of them seriously injured, authorities said.
The aircraft's black boxes have been found and handed over to investigators, a source in the Russian emergency services told news agencies.