Aeroflot fire incident

This item appears on page 19 of the June 2019 issue.

An Aeroflot passenger plane caught on fire shortly after takeoff from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport on May 5, forcing it to return to the airport for an emergency landing. After landing, the rear of the plane became completely engulfed in flames, killing at least 41 of the 78 people on board.

At press time, the cause of the fire was under investigation.