More than 13 people were killed when flames broke out aboard a Russian passenger plane and it was forced to make a fiery emergency landing in Moscow on Sunday, according to the Russian news agency TASS.
The Aeroflot Sukoi Superjet was carrying 78 people — 73 passengers and five crew members — at the time, reports said. Aeroflot is the country’s state carrier.
Video showed flames and billowing black smoke shooting from the plane as it landed.
Passengers were seen running from the jet after the terrifying landing.
The plane had taken off from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and was headed to the city of Murmansk when it was forced to turn around and head back, reports said.
A source told RIA that the fire was caused by “a malfunction of electrical equipment.’’
Russian state TV aired footage of the plane landing on the runway in flames.